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Guide to the Michael Edward Wiest Papers circa 1930-1931

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Descriptive Summary


Wiest, Michael Edward. Papers


circa 1930-1931


0.25 linear feet (1 box)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Photograph taken in front of a pyramid in Egypt, circa 1930-1931, of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas on camels, accompanied by ten unidentified male figures.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Wiest, Michael Edward. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas met in 1907 in Paris, moving in together soon afterwards. By Stein’s death in 1946, she and Toklas had become literary celebrities, fostering and launching the careers of avant-garde writers and artists.

Scope Note

The Michael Edward Wiest collection contains a photograph taken in Egypt circa 1930-1931 of twelve figures with a pyramid in the background. There are five men seated on the ground, two men standing, three men on camels, and two women on camels who appear to be Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas.

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Box 1   Folder 1

Photograph of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Egypt, circa 1930-1931