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Photograph of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas boarding a plane on their first flight, 1934-11-07

 File — Box: 1

Scope and Contents

Photograph by Carl Van Vechten of Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas boarding a plane. The photographer wrote of the event, "This shows the beginning of Miss Stein's and Miss Toklas's first airplane voyage, when they flew to Chicago to hear a performance of 'Four Saints in Three Acts' at the Chicago Auditoriumn. I flew with them and made these pictures just before the start. The fetishes in their hands, presents from me, are little beaded men on a base of rabbit's foot, made by the Hopi Indians of the Southwest."


  • Creation: 1934-11-07


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.


From the Collection: 0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: French

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from James Cummins in March 2021.

Processing Information

Processed in November 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Genre / Form

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA