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Claude McKay and Baroness von Freytag

Claude McKay and Baroness von Freytag, 1920 — Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
12.7 cm17.8 cm

Claude McKay and Baroness von Freytag is a Dadaist, Photography Photographic Print created by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in 1920. It lives at the Library of Congress in the United States. The image is tagged Costume, and Portraits. Source

The extravagantly costumed Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven poses with the Jamaican author Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay, who starting in 1928, published four novels that would establish him as one of the most important voices of the Harlem Renaissance. McKay is also costumed in floral patterns and pearls, and looks like his patience with the situation may be running low. 

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