Kurtz, William-PP


Walt Whitman, late 1860s.


Walt Whitman, 1879. With Harold Johnston. This is a cropped version of Kurtz’s photo of Whitman with “Kitty” (Katherine Devereux) and “Harry” (Harold Hugh) Johnston. Kitty has been doctored out and a clutch of grass added to Harry’s hand. A child said “What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands.”

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