Most of the photographs of persons posted here are from the University of Pennsylvania’s Theodore Dreiser Papers through the university’s Dreiser Web Source (Rare Book and Manuscript Library Collections) and are used with the permission of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
The unique photograph of Dreiser’s niece Gertrude Amelia Hopkins (1894-1973) was given to Roger W. Smith by Mrs. Gloria Vevante, a descendant of Dreiser’s sister Emma Dreiser Nelson.
In most cases, the photos have been cropped and dust and spots have been corrected to provide images as close as possible to the original photograph. However, these reproductions are not the originals, which are available only through the University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Web Source (Rare Book and Manuscript Library Collections).
at home of Marguerite Tjader Harris, Darien, CT, late 1930’s
author of An American Tragedy, June 1926
Dreiser, November 1933, photo by Carl Van Vechten
editor Dreiser in New York, 1909
Gertrude Amelia Hopkins (1894-1973)
in California, 1942
in Germany, August 1926
in New York apartment, 200 West 57th Street, 1931
in New York, 1900
in Pittsburgh, 1894
in his studio, St. Luke’s place, NY, 1923
setting sail on trip to USSR, October 1927
with bust of John Cowper Powys, Hollywood, c. 1942
with companions during Soviet trip, c. 1927-28
with fellow labor activists, Harlan County, KY, c. 1931
with first wife, Sara Osborne White (Jug), c. 1907
with Harriet Bissell (Dreiser’s secretary) and Edgar Lee Masters, Iroki, Mt. Kisco, NY, summer 1938
with Helen and Nick, Ambassador Hotel, LA, May 1930
with Helen at wedding of Lt. George B. Smith and Dorothy-Tucker, Glendale, CA, December 21, 1945
with Helen Richardson in Hollywood, 1920-21
with Nick (Helen’s wolfhound), Iroki, February 1929