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1905

  • Work on this object began.

1915

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2021

2022

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Reproduction, Interior of Paul Elder & Company

This is a Reproduction. It is dated ca. 1910. Its medium is photograph. It is a part of the department.

Kauffer eventually settled in rural California, where he worked on a fruit ranch before finding a job at the San Francisco bookshop and gallery Paul Elder & Company in 1910. Here he acquired a lifelong passion for books. Elder also hosted Kauffer’s first exhibition of paintings in 1912.

It is credited Photo courtesy of Jean Rodgers.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 11.9 × 13.5 cm (4 11/16 × 5 5/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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