Archives Photograph Collection

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H. H. Bartlett, Edwin Friend, and Myron Leckner

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Douglass' caption written on the negative sleeve reads, in full: "Left to Right: H. H. Bartlett, Edmund Friend (died - Titanic), Myron C. Leckner." Douglass' list of names, etc. written on the envelope was slightly off: Edmund Friend is actually Edwin William Friend who was born in Tipton, Indiana on June 15, 1886 and who died sometime after jumping from the Lusitania (not the Titanic) with his friend the architect Theodate Pope and Pope's maid Emily Robinson. Friends body was never found. It should be noted that Bartlett, Friend and Leckner all attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis and Harvard University. The fact that Douglass has photos in his collection known to have been shot in Indianapolis suggests in all probability that this image was shot while the three were attending Shortridge High School (See also image P0020539). For two more images of Bartlett see P0037100 and P0053822.

date taken:

1904 ?

film code:

Glass-plate (no code visible)

photographer studio:

Douglass, Benjamin Wallace

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copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Bartlett, Harley Harris

personal name:

Friend, Edwin William

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Leckner, Myron Colver

location of individuals:

(L to R) Harley Harris Bartlett (became a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan), Edwin William Friend (who had been a member of the American Society for Psychical Research just before his death), and Myron Colver Leckner who later worked for Curtis Publishing in Boston and Chicago.

corporate name:

Michigan University

corporate name:

Botany Department

corporate name:

Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan

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Harvard University

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Shortridge High School

corporate name:

Curtis Publishing Company

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American Society for Psychical Research


Group portraits




Indianapolis ?


Indiana ?




Historical (formerly Botanical)