Arvia MacKaye (1902-1989) as a Child

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


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about 1913

Autochrome in original viewing case

Sight: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)

Overall: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)

Sight: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)

Case: 9 3/16 × 7 1/4 in. (23.4 × 18.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from the Estate of David Hull and through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ARTH 17.2, FILM 50, When Media Were New, Katie Hornstein, Spring 2014

ARTH 48.08, The Photographic Medium, Allan Doyle, Winter 2019

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

"Photographs and Historical Processes," Picture Gallery, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH, September 1 - October 31, 1995).

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; sold to present collection, 2007.

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