Monday, February 13, 2012

Clover Adams

Yes, it's been a while! After a month's hiatus, I'm back with daily (or almost daily) shots of the District. This is a memorial for Clover Adams that sits in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Clover was the wife of Henry Adams, the writer.  She was a prominent socialite in DC, and allegedly the model for Isobel Archer in Henry James's novel Portrait of a Lady.  She was on her way to becoming quite a celebrated photographer when she committed suicide by drinking chemicals used to develop prints.  Clover Adams is buried in Rock Creek Park.