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      Carl Van Vechten: O Write My Name - Portraits of the Harlem Renaissance & Beyond
    • Monday, July 25, 2016
    • In 1983 the Eakins Press Foundation published only 100 copies of "'O Write my Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes" by Carl Van Vechten, consisting of a portfolio of 50 photogravures by the titular photographer, critic, and Gertrude Stein literary executor. At the time, it was available only to public archives. One such archive is the Haverford College Fine Arts Photography Collection, housed in Magill Library, and now, for the first time ever, the College is exhibiting the portfolio in its entirety. On display in the Magill Library's Sharpless Gallery, "O Write My Name" will include the gravure prints as well as a rich trove of books, letters, manuscripts, and related artwork by the artists and writers whom Van Vechten photographed.