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New School photograph collectionBuildings and campus (NS040101.SII) ➔ People Sitting in the Caroline Tilden Bacon Room of The New School

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Eliot Elisofon (photographer)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (commissioner)
Horace Meyer Kallen (subject)



Work Type

photographic prints


The photograph depicts a group of people having tea in the memorial Caroline Tilden Bacon Room of the 66 West 12th Street building. The building was designed by Joseph Urban and open to the public in 1931. The room was named after the founding member and trustee of the New School for Social Research following her death in 1931. Another founding member and long time faculty member Horace Kallen is sitting on a bench on the right. Camilo Egas's mural painting, Harvest in Ecuador can be seen on the wall in the back. It was part of a two-piece series created for this room. The Caroline Tilden Bacon room was in the mezzanine, but most probably after the building of the extension next to it, the floor got renumbered and later the documents refer to the room as being on the third floor. For a while it was the "ticket takers office," at least in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1996 the room became the AV room, and the Egas murals went missing.


Photograph by Eliot Elisofon;Tea in the Caroline Bacon Room


box 5, folder 7



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