Before the curtain rises

Before the curtain rises
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Title: Before the curtain rises

Two men in costume and one man in suit shaking hands before curtain. Caption: "Before the Curtain Rises: Walt Whitman (William Jaeger), left, and Isaac Van Anden (Roger Siegel), right, get a hurried handshake from Dr. Harry D. Gideonse, president of Brooklyn College, immediately before the opening act of 'I Walt Whitman,' symphonic drama by faculty member Randolph Goodman, which traces the poet's life through his newapaper days, the Civil War and his last years...."

Date: 1955
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: McNamara, C. E., photographer.
More Details: On verso: date stamped: Jan. 14, 1955; Brooklyn Eagle stamp; photographer's stamp.
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Schools
Subject: Brooklyn College.
Brooklyn College -- Presidents.
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: SCHL 0068