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Title
Lee de Forest and Nancy Mayo on the frozen Hudson River
Date Created and/or Issued
1918/01/
Contributing Institution
History San Jose Research Library
Collection
History San Jose Online Catalog
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Description
Lee de Forest and Nancy Mayo (de Forest's wife Mary's sister) on the frozen Hudson River near the de Forest's home in Spuyten Duyvil. From a de Forest scrapbook (2003-34-736). In a letter from de Forest to Lorenzo Robba, dated 16 February 1955, de Forest writes, "Thanks very much for sending me this picture of myself and Mrs. de Forest's sister on the ice. I don't think I had a news man with his camera for that occasion, because it was only at the last moment that I decided to try to cross the river on the ice. I have no doubt that you recognize the turf trimmer which I held in my hand...I feel sure you were working for me at that time." This may not be the exact photograph mentioned in the letter, but it is highly likely that it is the same occasion.
Type
image
Identifier
9B4ECDA7-0C9D-439D-AB1B-144957932010
2003-34-736bb
Subject
Spuyten Duyvil (New York, N.Y.)
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Ice
Rivers
De Forest, Lee
Mayo, Nancy

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