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Georgia O'Keeffe Climbing Ladder, Ghost Ranch House Patio, 1944

 Item — Box: 9
Identifier: MS-OKAS-0213k
Georgia O'Keeffe Climbing Ladder, Ghost Ranch House Patio

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection includes 232 letters, primarily from Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) to her husband Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), dating from 1933 to 1944. Between 1915 and 1946 O'Keeffe and Stieglitz exchanged over 5,000 letters; this is only a small sample of the rich correspondence between the two. The letters are personal in nature and discuss the lives and careers of O'Keeffe and Stieglitz. Some of the letters are "notes" left by O'Keeffe to be found by Stieglitz while she was in New Mexico. On these notes Stieglitz inscribes where and when he found them; for example, "Found in my slippers / Apr 28/43 / Georgia had left for New Mexico." A few of the letters include enclosures such as feathers, tissue paper, dried flowers, or pine needles. In a letter from 1944, O'Keeffe encloses two photographs of her Black Place paintings and one photograph of a pelvis bone painting.

Also included are three letters from Maria Chabot, one from "Ann", and one from Ansel Adams to Stieglitz.


  • Creation: 1944


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Copyright Management


1 Photographic Prints ; 3 1/2 x 5 inches


From the Collection: English


Photograph was enclosed in a letter from Maria Chabot to Alfred Stieglitz dated 1944-09-21. Handwritten on verso: G. going up to the roof

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Explanation of Rights

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US