Pirie MacDonald Photograph Men of New York Portrait Photo Signed - image 1 of 9

Pirie Mac Donald Photographer of Men New York Portrait Photograph Signed
Original vintage sepia portrait photograph of a smiling middle age man wearing glasses by noted New York photographer Pirie Mac Donald. I don't know who the sitter is. There is a printed signature on the bottom right hand corner of the photograph which reads :"Pirie Mac Donald Photographer of Men New York".
Size- The frame measures 16 3/8" x 12". The actual photograph measures 8 7/8" x 6".

Condition: There is some slight wear to the frame and the paper on the back of the frame is missing, otherwise excellent condition.
From Wikipedia: Ian Pirie MacDonald (January 27, 1867 – April 22, 1942) was an American portrait photographer, New York City civic leader, and peace advocate. He photographed over 70,000 men in the span of his career, including international heads of state, religious leaders, and artists.
Born in Chicago, MacDonald moved to Hudson, New York in 1883, where he worked as a photographer's apprentice prior to opening his own studio in Albany. Upon gaining a reputation in portraiture, MacDonald made the decision to only photograph men, a decision that even applied to family photos, and from that point on dubbed himself "Pirie MacDonald – Photographer of Men". His prolific body of work encompasses many well-known men of the early to mid-20th century including Spencer Trask, Woodrow Wilson, William Ralph Inge, Seán O'Casey and Antoine Lumiére, all of which were taken within New York City save for Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and Christian X of Denmark When asked about his most memorable portrait sittings, he listed Theodore Roosevelt as his most difficult subject.
MacDonald married Emilie Van Dusen in 1890. Heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America organization, he founded the Norwalk Boy Scouts and maintained a camp for the scouts on his White Oak Shade estate in Norwalk, Connecticut.
MacDonald had a cerebral hemorrhage at White Oak Shade on April 18, 1942, and died at a New York hospital four days later. In accordance with his wishes, all photographic negatives of his works were destroyed.

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20th Century


Pirie MacDonald Photograph Men of New York Portrait Photo Signed


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