Hilda Doolittle, by Man Ray, 1922.
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Head and shoulders, platinum print.

Credit: H.D. Papers. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University and New Directions Publishing

H.D. was thirty-six when the great Modernist photographer Man Ray took this “Rayograph” of her in 1922.  An American expatriate who had moved to Paris, Man Ray was born and spent the first seven years of his life in Philadelphia, before his parents, Jewish immigrants from Russia, moved to New York in 1897.

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