Full Caption: Marian and Edward MacDowell. Photograph, ca. 1905. MacDowell Colony Records. Prints and Photographs Division (unprocessed). LC-USZ62-92627. Full Caption: Marian and Edward MacDowell. Photograph, ca. 1905. MacDowell Colony Records. Prints and Photographs Division (unprocessed). LC-USZ62-92627.

This formal portrait of Marian and Edward MacDowell was made around 1905. Edward's final illness is evident in his vacant stare and graying hair, which turned completely white within a year's time. Marian's sure and steady gaze as she leans protectively towards her husband, her hand on his arm, lends a certain poignancy to the photo, one of the last taken of them together.

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