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May Wirth

May Wirth

Artist: Frederick Whitman Glasier (American, 1866 – 1950)

Date: 1926
Medium: glass
Dimensions:
5 × 7 in. (12.7 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 1963
Object number: 1963.1.1649
On View: Not on view
About this ObjectBlack and white photograph of a scene on a circus lot. A female performer is seated on the back of a standing horse. while a male attendant stands off to the side. Tents and props can bee send around the figures. Etched into the negative are the performer's name, May Wirth, and the name a date of the circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1926.

A female performer is seated on the back of a standing horse, while a male attendant stands off to the side. Tents and props can bee send around the figures. Etched into the negative are the performer's name, May Wirth, and the name a date of the circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1926.
Provenance
With Frederick Whitman Glasier; with Emma C. Glasier upon Frederick's death, 1950; sold to Andy Palmer, 1956; sold to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Archives, 1963.
More Information
Object Name:glass plate negatives
Culture:American
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