Castles of To-day
9.75 in HIGH x 7.875 in WIDE
(24.76 cm HIGH x 20.00 cm WIDE)
Gift of Imogen Cunningham

mat, frame, plexi
BR: J/H. (letters extended vertically, period is a small square)
BR: (mnt, pencil) JOHAN HAGEMEYER 1922 -/ (TO IMOGEN PARTRIDGE) BL: (mnt, pencil) "CASTLES OF TO-DAY"
E.B. Crocker Gallery, 40 American Photographers, 1978. The Friends of Anne Brigman: Bay Area Pictorialists, 1900 -1925 (OMCA, Oakes) Sept 13, 1997-November 30, 1997. Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000, OMCA, March 10 - Ma

This is a black and white photograph of a cityscape with rectangular buildings. A dome with decorative molding appears at top right in the background. Shadows fall across the buildings at lower left at an approximately 45 degree angle.

Imogen Cunningham was, at the time of the writing of the inscription, the wife of Roi Partridge. Hagemeyer was a friend of theirs as much as anyone could be. See his taped interview in the U.C. oral history series. TH Hagemeyer inscribed this print to fellow photographer and friend Imogen Partridge (Imogen Cunningham's married name). Note his highly stylized initials in the lower right corner of the print. The image was made in San Francisco and shows the Call newspaper building and the Liberty House department store. It was probably taken from the window of Hagemeyer's studio, a popular gathering place for photographers.

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