|Title||[Portrait of Maud Morgan with a harp]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|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.|