W. J. Fredericks, Twelve People in Costume at a Party in MacDougal Alley, New York, c. 1924
Photograph, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
John Sloan Manuscript Collection, Delaware Art Museum.
MacDougal Alley, 2006
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor, art collector, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, kept a studio on MacDougal Alley. In this photograph, Dolly Sloan dances at the center of a group of revelers—costumed for a Village masquerade party—cavorting in the alley outside Whitney's studio. Full of station wagons and sports utility vehicles in 2006, MacDougal Alley seems a long way from its bohemian artistic past.