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Illustration to "Eben Holden"

Accession Number
2000/2.142.3

Title
Illustration to "Eben Holden"

Artist(s)
Clarence H. White

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1902

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
11 7/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 9/16 in (30.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
Clarence White's illustration for the novel Eben Holden is one of a series of twelve, but the only example of the series published in Issue no. 9 of Camera Work. This photograph focuses on two women interacting in a door frame. The woman to the right appears to be coming or going, as a carpet bag is placed on the floor next to her hoop skirt. The second subject, an older woman, bends at her waist to get a better look at the fabric of the young woman's dress. In the original panel from the novel, there is an inscription below the photograph that states, "How much was that a yard?" When the image was reproduced for Camera Work, this text inscription was absent.

Physical Description
This image depicts two women engaged in action at the threshold of a doorway. One woman stands to the right side of the frame, while the woman on the left bends to examine her dress.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
bending
carpetbags
cloth
doors
doorways
dresses (garments)
standing
women (female humans)

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