Percy MacKaye (1875-1956)

Arnold Genthe, American (born Germany), 1869 - 1942


about 1910

Gelatin silver print

Overall: 9 3/8 × 6 7/8 in. (23.8 × 17.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Marion MacKaye Ober



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in ink, lower right: Arnold Genthe / N.Y.; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: For p 19R / Please try to bring out contrast / Return to C Barnes, Hillsdale NY 12529 / [in different hand] 438D [?]/ 15

Published References

Ege, Arvia MacKaye, The Power of the Impossible: The Life Story of Percy and Marion MacKaye. Falmouth, ME: The Kennebec River Press, 1992.


Percy (1875-1956) and Marion MacKaye (d. 1939), bequeathed (as part of the contents of their Plainfield house) to their children Robert Keith "Robin" MacKaye (1899-1992), Arvia MacKaye (1902-1989), and Christy MacKaye Barnes (1909-2001), 1956; Christy MacKaye Barnes (who took on her siblings' share of the house and its contents shortly after the bequest); given to her daughter Marion MacKaye Ober, 1989; given to present collection, 2007.

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