Van Vechten, Carl. ALICE B. TOKLAS, NEW YORK. Gelatin silver print on textured photographic paper, 1935. 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches on a mount 19 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches. Toklas seated in front of a drapery. Signed by Van Vechten in ink on the mount, recto, just below the image, and annotated, verso, as follows: "Alice B. Toklas, New York" in ink, and with the photgrapher's stamp with the date "January 4, 1935" and an inventory number in ink. The photo in excellent condition; the mount darkened, stained, and chipped, but preserving the photographer's signature and annotations. One of the best images of Alice Toklas we have seen. Most Van Vechten photos of Toklas and/or Stein have only his embossed stamp and annotations. This, with his signature, is rare.
Inventory # 11860