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ATTRIBUTED TO EDWARD STEICHEN

New York/Connecticut/France, 1879-1973

Photographs of the Meyer family.

1) Eugene I. Meyer and his four children, circa 1921.
2) Meyer family portrait, circa 1935. 11" x 9".
3) Together with four portraits of the eldest Meyer children, circa 1925, by Misses Selby Studios, New York (Anne, 1906-2001). Housed together in a common mat. Images 6.75" x 4.5".
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  • Provenance: Eugene I. Meyer was a financier and owner of the Washington Post . Agnes was an American journalist, philanthropist, civil rights activist and art patron. Together they had five children. The oldest daughter, Florence Meyer (1911–1962), was a photographer and married to actor Oskar Homolka. Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz (1913–2001) was an author and married to Pare Lorentz. Eugene "Bill" Meyer III (1915–1982) was a physician and medical professor. Katharine Graham (1917–2001) was the publisher of The Washington Post . Ruth Meyer (1921–2007) married William A. Epstein.

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