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Morton Schamberg first studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia, where he was a friend and studio-mate of Charles Sheeler. Both young men took up photography about 1910 as a way to earn a living, firmly believing that it would not distract them from their aspirations as modernist...

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From the artist, at the time of his death in 1918, to his friend, Charles Sheeler; from Musya Sheeler, at the time of her husband's death in 1965, purchased by William H. and Saundra B. Lane; gift to the MFA from Saundra B. Lane, December 27, 2002

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Gift of Saundra B. Lane in honor of Karen E. Haas

about 1915–16


Sheet: 17.9 x 14 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Photograph, gelatin silver print