Walt Whitman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing hat

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Title

Walt Whitman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing hat

Description

The Laughing Philosopher: American poet Walt Whitman (1819–92). This image was made in 1887 in New York, by photographer George C. Cox. The image is said to have been Whitman's favorite from the photo-session; Cox published about seven images for Whitman, who so admired this image that he even sent a copy to the poet Tennyson in England. Whitman sold the other copies.[2]
Currently vended commercially, in a format suitable for magazine & book reproduction, by picture library Corbis. The image was apparently originally in the collection of Charles E. Feinberg, and then entered the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art under curator John Szarkowski.

Creator

George C. Cox

Source

Miscellaneous Items in High Demand

Publisher

Library of Congress

Date

1887

Rights

Public domain
This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Image

Identifier

LOT 12017, box 11
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-07549

Citation

George C. Cox, “Walt Whitman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing hat,” UC Berkeley Library, accessed October 25, 2014, http://php.lib.berkeley.edu/omeka/items/show/110.