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Goldbeck, Mrs., With Dog

Goldbeck, Mrs., With Dog

October 18, 1926. "Goldbeck, Walter, Mrs., with dog. 1 West 66th Street, New York City." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

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The look of love

If that's how Mrs. Goldbeck gazes at something of which she is fond, I am thankful that I never came within her field of regard!

Not To Be Ambiguous

That dog has a nose just like Mrs. Goldbeck's.

Interesting career

I was intrigued by the photograph and spent a few minutes researching Mrs. Goldbeck online. She went on to have an interesting life: already the young widow of the early abstract artist Walter Goldbeck, she posed nude for Genthe; married again, to the Count Vallombrosa of France; divorced and married again, to Andre Dubonnet, the heir to the Dubonnet family, First World War aviator.

Later she and Andre would be briefly detained in France, accused of collaboration with the Germans during World War 2; eventually she would come back to New York and become involved with the Broadway dramatic community, passing away in 1992.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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