Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, founder of the Photo-Secession Group, gallery owner, and editor and publisher of photography magazines, most notably, Camera Work. Frank Hermann was an American painter, who spent most of his career in Germany, where he associated with several avant-garde art groups. Childhood friends, Stieglitz and Herrmann were schoolmates, spent time together when Stieglitz was in Europe, and visited each other in the United States when Herrmann returned in 1919.
Autograph letter signed from Alfred Stieglitz to Frank Herrmann, Lake George, New York, 12 September 1938. Stieglitz writes about his health, stories that he is dictating, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Sold by Catherine Barnes Historical Autographs (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2010.