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Posted on Friday September 28, 2018

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

20th century photographs by Gertrude Käsebier

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Portrait (Miss N.)
Gertrude Käsebier
circa 1903
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Explore the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg’s set of 20th century photographs by Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934).  She was one of the most influential photographers of her time and a notable pioneer leading the way for many other female photographers. Her curiosity with art began at age 37 when she attended Pratt Institute of Art and Design where she took a great liking to photography. By 1987 Gertrude has successfully exhibited 150 photographs and a year later her portraits of Native Americans in the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West parade landed her a quick rise to fame and made her the leading artistic portrait photographer of the day.

This small but intimate collection of photographs depict portraits of women, mothers with children, Native Americans and more.