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11. Modernist Portraits

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Susan Glaspell - Selected Archive Items

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[6016] Arthur Rothstein, Douglas County Farmsteads, Nebraska (1936),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-004276-D DLC].
Landscape of field, farmhouses, trees, and sky. Often termed a regionalist, Susan Glaspell centered much of her work in the Midwest, where she was born.

[7286] Federal Art Project, Alison's House by Susan Glaspell: A Poetic Romance (c. 1937),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZC2-1151].
Poster for production of Alison's House at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. Glaspell's experimental plays often explored women's roles in the society.

[7287] Russell Lee, Farmhouse on the Heavily Mortgaged Farm of Theodore F. Frank (1937),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-010149-D].
Farmhouse and surrounding land in the Midwest. Glaspell, who was born in Iowa, often explored the lives of women in agricultural and rural settings.

[7288] John Vachon, Members of the Women's Club Making a Quilt, Granger Homesteads, Iowa (c. 1940),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-060927-D].
Domestic scene of group of women quilting. Glaspell incorporated scenes of women working in domestic settings into her plays.

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