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A photograph of Pollak's father, Armin, who died when Theresa was about 11 months old.
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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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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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In this photograph, Dr. Warren W. Brandt (President of VCU) honors Pollak at the dedication ceremony of VCU's new School of the Arts building. Completed in 1971, this facility was officially named the Theresa Pollak Building in order to recognize…
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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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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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Theresa was very close with her brother, Philip, who died in 1980.
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In this photograph, Adele Clark (left) and Theresa Pollak (right) celebrate Clark's 100th birthday at Westminster-Canterbury in Richmond, VA.

Clark, together with Nora Houston, founded the Richmond Art Club, where Pollak received her first…
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Theresa in confirmation dress with her brother, Philip.
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Maurice Bonds (right) was one of Pollak's (left) earliest students. He was also one of her earliest colleagues, joining RPI's faculty in 1946 as an instructor of fine arts and art history. Bonds also served as the Chair for both departments during…
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Pollak painting on the beach at Martha's Vineyard Island, Edgartown, Massachusetts.
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Pollak in her studio at 1407 Grove Avenue, Richmond.
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Pollak embarked on her first and only trip to Europe in 1962. Here, she is photographed with a tour group in Italy (2nd row, 6th person from the left).
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Photograph of Pollak at the Studio Club of New York, where she participated in her first group exhibition in 1926.
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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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Pollak receiving the YWCA's "One of Ten Most Prominent Women of the Year in Richmond" award.
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