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View Resource Portraits by Carl Van Vechten

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1880, Carl Van Vechten had a career in a host of artistic endeavors throughout his life, including his written works and his prodigious work in photography. After graduating from the University of Chicago, he became a staff writer with the Chicago American and he soon found himself asked to also provide photographs to accompany his copy. During this period, he also...