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Date: 15 April 1887
Place: New York
Photographer: George C. Cox
Note: One of twelve extant photographs taken during the Cox sitting, this one with Nigel and Catherine Cholmeley-Jones, the nephew and niece of Jeannette Gilder, editor of The Critic, who accompanied Whitman to Cox's studio. Gilder was a friend of both Whitman and Cox, and she would end up raising these children after the death of their mother. This and three other photographs echo the 1879 Kurtz photographs of Whitman with Harry and Kitty Johnston; Cox saw these children as "soul extensions" of Whitman.
Type: Print
Credit: Wesleyan University, Bayley Collection
ID: 104

Image 104


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