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Gertrude Hoffman Collection,
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 Mixed Material - 1945
1 available copy, 1 total


The Gertrude Hoffmann Collection covers the period from 1905 to 1945, which roughly coincides with the span of Hoffmann's professional career. The collection consists largely of publicity photographs of Hoffmann herself and of her troupe, the Gertrude Hoffmann Girls, including both studio photographs and images of performances. There are several headshots of individual performers from the Gertrude Hoffmann Girls. Two scrapbooks, presumably compiled by Hoffmann herself, include snapshots, newspaper clippings, and ephemera from the Hoffmann Girls' European tours. Although there is little coverage of Hoffmann's personal life in the collection, it does contain several photographs and letters of her son, Max Hoffmann, Jr. and some additional family photographs. Programs and articles from the Gertrude Hoffmann Girls' European tours are often in French, sometimes with English annotations by Hoffmann.
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