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Date: Early to mid-1880s
Place: Philadelphia
Photographer: Thomas Eakins
Note: This photo group is part of Eakins's "naked series" and is labeled simply "Old man, seven photographs." The model bears a striking resemblance to Whitman; for a plausible case that this may be a photo of Whitman "undisguised and naked," see Ed Folsom, "Walt Whitman's 'Calamus' Photographs" in Betsy Erkkila and Jay Grossman, Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 193-219.
Type: Print
Credit: J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California
ID: 115

Image 115


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