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January 10, 1922. New York. "McRay and Baroness v. Freytag." Claude McKay, Jamaican writer and a figure in the Harlem Renaissance, and avant-garde artist-poet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the "dadaist baroness" of Greenwich Village. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.