Monday, September 1, 2008

Walt Whitman in Camden, New Jersey, 1887

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art • Cornell University: 1886, (Thomas) Eakins was taken to visit Walt Whitman for the first time at his home in Camden, New Jersey, by their mutual friend and Philadelphia journalist, Talcott Williams. Whitman generally refused to pose for photographers, but because of his respect for Eakins's artistic skill and educational beliefs, he made an exception.

hat tip: Ordinary finds


Bent said...

Thank you!

Ordinary Finds

PS: very cool selection of pics you have going on here!

John M. said...

You're welcome and thanks, as well.

I've really enjoyed all of your finds, rare and ordinary!