Spirit of Marion (Marion Morse MacKaye, died 1939)

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



Gelatin silver print

Overall: 9 3/8 × 7 in. (23.8 × 17.8 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


Inscribed, in graphite on reverse, in Percy MacKaye's hand: # Spirit of Marion (for Helen's book [?] / Percy MacKaye / 407 [illeg.] / Oxford, Ohio / I-1 / E-1 / original Genthe 1910 ["original" underscored]; inscribed, in ink, on reverse, upper right corner: 25 [with circumscribed circle]

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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