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Carl Van Vechten [Alfred Lunt]

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Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964), original, silver-print postcard photograph of American actor Alfred Lunt.

Embossed on the front bottom with "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten" original 'blind' stamp. Printed on a heavy-weight matte fiber stock.

In very good condition aside from some very minor wear to edges.

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.

Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr. (August 12, 1892 – August 3, 1977), American stage director and actor who had a long-time professional partnership with his wife, actress Lynn Fontanne. Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named for them. Lunt was one of 20th century Broadway's leading male stars.

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