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, the granddaughter of Dreiser’s sister Emma Dreiser Nelson (Gertude’s mother).
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).
— Roger W. Smith
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
Chapter XLV of Theodore Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie, is entitled “Curious Shifts of the Poor.” In this famous chapter, which has echoes of Stephen Crane, George Hurstwood — out of work, physically ill and desperate — is reduced to living in Broadway flophouses and to begging. One afternoon, he goes to a … Continue reading a scholarly rip-off; the real identity of Theodore Dreiser’s chaplain
Posted here (see below) are photos and portraits of Theodore Dreiser as well as numerous photos of Dreiser’s relatives and acquaintances. There is some overlap with photos which I have already posted on this site. See https://dreiseronlinecom.wordpress.com/?s=photographs Notable among the persons included in these photos, besides Dreiser, are the following: Esther A. (Schnepp) … Continue reading photos of Theodore Dreiser and relatives
Above are two photographs which, after some thought, I believe are of Theodore Dreiser. As far as I know, they are unique and have not been published or posted before. One Dreiser scholar whom I have already consulted feels certain that it is not Theodore Dreiser who is shown here. The scholar replied as follows … Continue reading photo of Theodore Dreiser?
Chester Gillette (1883-1908) was the prototype of the character Clyde Griffiths in Theodore Dreiser’s novel An American Tragedy. Grace Brown (1886-1906), Chester Gillette’s murder victim, was the prototype for the character Roberta Alden in the novel. The murder occurred on July 11, 1906 on Big Moose Lake in Herkimer County in the Adirondack … Continue reading newspaper illustrations of the Chester Gillette trial
“Yvette Eastman, 101, Photographer, Longtime Aquinnah Summer Resident” by Phyllis Meras Vineyard Gazette (Martha’s Vineyard, MA), Friday, January 24, 2014 Yvette Eastman, author, photographer, longtime Aquinnah seasonal resident and wife of the late author, magazine editor and social and political critic Max Eastman, died on Jan. 13 in New York … Continue reading Yvette Szekely Eastman obituary
Dreiser Web Source, University of Pennsylvania Library http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/dreiser/ An excellent starting point. This site contains a wealth of material: Three essays on Sister Carrie which place the novel in its historical and social context and discuss its composition. Facsimiles of the 1900 typescript for Sister Carrie and early drafts of Jennie Gerhardt. … Continue reading links to useful Dreiser sites