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Carl Van Vechten [Ramon Novarro]

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Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964), original, silver-print 7 x 9 inch photograph iconic actor Ramón Novarro.

Complete with Van Vechten 'blind' embossed chop on front bottom. Verso features original Van Vechten photography credit ink stamping. Printed on a heavy-weight pearl textured fiber stock.

In very good condition aside from some very minor wear to edges.
*Note due to the textured finish of the print; scan shows some reflection and glare to surface - this is NOT blemishes or defects.

Van Vechten, the celebrated American writer and photographer, was the literary executer of Gertrude Stein and a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement. He captured iconic images of all the key members in the worlds of Art, Theater, Music, and Literature. Van Vechten viewed his photography as a hobby; he never took commissions, he never sold photographs. He would grant permission to publish them, but had strict requirements to do so. He was a prominent fixture in 20th century photography collections with his work being included in such institutions as The Library of Congress, The Museum of The City of New York and The Smithsonian Institution.

Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego; known professionally as Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968), Mexican-born United States film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a "Latin lover" and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino.

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