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11. Modernist Portraits

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Sherwood Anderson - Selected Archive Items

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[3062] Carl Mydans, House on Laconia Street in a Suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio (1935),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-000658-D].
Suburban scene of houses, street, and sidewalk. Anderson's most acclaimed work, Winesburg, Ohio, was likely based on his own childhood experiences in Ohio.

[5965] Carl Van Vechten, Sherwood Anderson (1933),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-42477].
Photograph of Anderson seated in front of wall of books. Anderson, who frequently wrote about the Midwest, was often considered a regionalist.

[5966] Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Sherwood Anderson, Central Park (1939),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-117920].
Although Sherwood Anderson is often considered a midwestern regionalist, this photograph was taken in New York, an important center for many modernist writers and visual artists.

[7201] Dorothea Lange, Lobby of Only Hotel in Small Town (1939),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-021148-E DLC].
This photograph of a hotel lobby depicts one of the many intimate settings provided by small-town life. Such an environment contrasted sharply with the hustle and bustle of America's rapidly growing cities.

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