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Title [Portrait of Maud Morgan with a harp]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1880
Description Original B&W print on cardboard mount. Portrait of Maud Morgan as a young woman, playing a harp. She wears a light-colored dress with short sleeves and dark trim around the hem, with a matching garment with fringed edges worn over the dress and partly confined by a belt at the waist. Printed inscription on mount: "Falk / 949 BROADWAY, N.Y." Handwritten inscriptions on reverse: "Cousin Maud" and "Maud Morgan, Harpist".
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 5.875 x 3.875
Acquisition Gift of Anne Keller Geraci
Ownership and History Maud Morgan (1860-1941), an accomplished harpist, lived part of her life on Bloomingdale Road in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island. She was a performer of great longevity who was honored with a golden jubilee at Carnegie Hall in 1924.

Photographer Benjamin J. Falk, a graduate of City College of the City University of New York, was a leading photographer known for celebrity portraits and performing arts photography.
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1885
Subjects Portrait photographs
Harps
Musicians
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Morgan, Maud
Catalog Number 13.008.0006
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2016.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.