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Skull and Chair, between 1961 and 1972

 Item — Box: 11
Identifier: 2006.6.1127
Skull and Chair, 1959

Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

This collection contains over 1100 photographs, including copy prints, contact sheets, film, and Polaroids relating to the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe. The collection includes photography by O'Keeffe that reflects her daily life and photography interests, as well as photography of O'Keeffe and her properties, artwork, and travel. A small portion of the collection relates to The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the catalogue raisonne. Copy prints in the collection are often by fine art photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Laura Gilpin, or Eliot Porter and come from other repositories. There are a small number of original enclosures, such as envelopes, boxes, and albums. Part of this collection was accessioned into the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's art collection under the same accession number, 2006.6, and contains fine art photography by artists like Stieglitz, Todd Webb, and Ansel Adams.


  • Creation: between 1961 and 1972

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials predominately in English or have no linguistic content.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes. Digital assets are available for viewing framed materials.

Copyright Management


1 Photographic Prints : chromogenic print ; 5 x 3 1/2 inches


Image of a ladder back chair and a horse skull hanging on the adobe wall under the portal. Handwritten by Georgia O'Keeffe in black ink on verso: "This is at the end of//the Portal—beyond//the ladder. That chair//I paid ninety eight//cents for 22 years//ago. One thing I have//that is worth its price.//It isn't an antique. It is//from Montgomery Ward.//G"

Physical Description

Kodak Ektacolor Paper. Backprinting: "A Kodak Paper".

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Explanation of Rights

Genre / Form


Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US