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Alvin Langdon Coburn 
Alfred Stieglitz 
Platinum print 
21.2 x 21.9 cm(8 3/8 x 8 5/8 ins) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933, Accession Number: 33.43.197 

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