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Photograph of Adèle Clark working at her desk at the Federal Art Project, Christmas, 1941. The Federal Art Project was a New Deal relief program created to employ artists and artisans. The program was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration…
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Photograph ofAdèle Clark's grandmother and sister taken at the studio of Theodore Lilienthal, 121 Canal St., New Orleans. Inscribed on reverse at top to Cecile "Cely" Goodman Ions [Maternal aunt of Adèle Clarke and her godmother].Inscribed on…
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Photograph of Adèle Clark, inscribed on reverse:"For my dear Papa-from his lovinglittle Pet.Adèle ClarkMarch 16th /87Four and a half years old."Photograph byRichmond Photo Co.827 1/2 Broad St.Richmond, VA
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Flag is that of the Hitler Youth movement.
Photographer's stamp on reverse of numerous album pages reads:
Hitler Youth Photograph Office / Region 19 Highlands / Taken by: Klaus Hartmann

Translation provided by Jim Sainting

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Album was a gift from Fritz Steves to Georg Sponsel. Triangular Süd Hochland patch on uniform sleeve.

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This certificate testifies to Pollak's many contributions to the Richmond community and designates 13 August 1999 as "Theresa Pollak Day" in the city of Richmond, Virginia.
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Pollak in her studio at 1407 Grove Avenue, Richmond.
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Pollak painting on the beach at Martha's Vineyard Island, Edgartown, Massachusetts.
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Pollak receiving the YWCA's "One of Ten Most Prominent Women of the Year in Richmond" award.
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Theresa (left) and her friends, Catherine Gilbert (center) and Martha Sawyers (right) in Central Park, New York City.
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Theresa in confirmation dress with her brother, Philip.
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Theresa was very close with her brother, Philip, who died in 1980.
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A photograph of Pollak's father, Armin, who died when Theresa was about 11 months old.
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Having trained at the progressive Art Student's League of New York, Pollak was a strong believer in the educational value of the nude figure. However, Dean Hibbs knew that the then-conservative Richmond majority would condemn the college's use of…
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Based on the unexpectedly high enrollment and success of Pollak's daytime painting class in September, 1928, Dr. Hibbs allowed Pollak to add both an evening class and children's class to her schedule. The children's class was held on Saturday…
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A photograph of Pollak discussing her painting, Afton Mountains, with a group of art students at RPI.
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A photograph of Pollak receiving the Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from her alma mater, the University of Richmond.
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