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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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I'm wondering if the gentleman to the far right (suit and cigarette) is Leonard Bernstein. I'm not convinced, though, and a LB authority should weigh in.

Is that Francis Criss with the beard? Perhaps his studio? To the right...Jeno Juszko?

Judging from the dress, I should think that the man wearing the shirt, I think he has the kind of artist's temperament, so I think it would definitely be him.

May be it is worth to post the question on the Yahoo Answers?
There are a lot of experts there who can help identify these people correctly.

this definitely beats me but perhaps popularizing this picture ( along with the question ) on some highly visited photography forums might solve this one out!

this is interesting...anyone knows...would like to hear some news also...

What is the answer here... would love to know

Still no positive IDs here, but thank you to all of you who have commented. The curatorial staff at the Archives has been researching your excellent input.

Vin's suggestion of Leonard Bernstein was very good, since Bernstein would have been in NY around that time, and because the figure in the photo certainly looks like him and appears to be someone important. After carefully reviewing some 1947 photos from the Library of Congress, however, curatorial staff decided it was not him (hairstyle, nose and overall carriage-yes; shape of ear, jawline, and wristwatch-no.)

We also have negative IDs by our curator for Francis Criss and Jeno Juszko. The mystery lives on, but we will keep on searching!

Have you thought that the artist could be doing a self portrait? Have you thought that the drawing of the lady on the easel could be the artist herself? I am intrigued.

I don't know whose studio is that but i'm sure somebody say us.

Great article, can I use this photo for my photography lectures?

Foto,

You can find information on image reproductions on our website here: http://www.aaa.si.edu/askus/reproductions.

thanks for the information.
Quote "Foto,

You can find information on image reproductions on our website here: http://www.aaa.si.edu/askus/reproductions."
is very useful.
thanks

What an intriguing mystery! Fascinating!

Awesome old pic.

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