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"Robert" (Album 1 Image 8)

ca. 1928. "Robert" - portrait photo of young child, circa 1928, wearing a polka-dotted jersey with a large collar shirt. In 1930 Haffer received her first national exposure when this photograph of "Robert" was reproduced by the American Annual of Photography. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 106)

"Man in Derby" (Album 2 Image 34)

ca. 1928. "Man in Derby" - portrait of person (Ralph Rosenberg) in derby hat and dark suit holding a lit cigarette, circa 1928. Haffer would use this photograph as a basis for a print, made from wood or linoleum blocks in 1929. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 95)

"Onya la Tour" (Album 2 Image 45)

ca. 1933. "Onya la Tour" - portrait of person gazing upward. Dangling hoop earrings are in contrast with long dark hair. According to the book "A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer," title of a bas relief print which featured the same person was "Onya Latoor." It was possibly photographed in California. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 80)

"Study - Kay Harshberger" (Album 2 Image 46)

ca. 1930. "Study -Kay Harshberger" - portrait of person with head distorted, circa 1930. According to "A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer," this work was also titled Caricature. The distorted image was created in the darkroom by rotating the horizontal printing frame slightly on its vertical axis. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p.19)

"Isabel Morrison- Dancing Teacher" (Album 2 Image 47)

ca. 1930. "Isabel Morrison, Dancing Teacher" - circa 1930 portrait of person in kimono standing against a vertically striped wall with Chinese or Japanese characters written on it. According to the book "A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna haffer," Isabel Keith Morrison was a dancer and taught dance in Tacoma during the 1920s. She later moved to Los Angeles where she continued teaching and dancing in regional productions. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna haffer, p. 110; p. 20)

"Elizabeth Sale" (Album 2 Image 57)

"Elizabeth Sale" - portrait of person with drawn castle in background, only head and hands are visible. Elizabeth ("Bettie") Sale was a poet who collaborated with Virna Haffer to produce a book incorporating her poetry along with photographic illlustrations by Haffer. "Abundant Wild Oats" was never published although a prototype was made. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 116-information on Bettie Sale and "Abundant Wild Oats.")

"Norman" (Album 2 Image 36)

"Norman" - undated portrait of Norman Randall, with well lit face floating in black cowl. Norman Randall, Virna Haffer's third husband, was an engineer and artist. Haffer never remarried after his death in 1950. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 61- information on Mr. Randall)

"Hard Rock Randall" (Album 1 Image 30)

ca. 1935. "'Hard Rock' Randall" - portrait of unsmiling, stubble-faced individual, circa 1935. This is believed to be Virna Haffer's third husband, Norman Randall. He would be extensively photographed by Haffer in the 1930s and '40s. This portrait of Randall would win first prize in a San Francisco competition sponsored by Camera Craft magazine in 1936. (A Turbulent Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 60-61)

"Gian Paola" (Album 2 Image 48)

ca. 1929. "Gian Paola" - portrait of person with brightly lit face and clenched hand emerge from a sea of black. This circa 1929 photograph was exhibited at the 1928 Seattle Camera Club (SCC) show. According to the book, "A Turbulet Lens: The Photographic Art of Virna haffer," this unusual work had "intense and disturbing qualities" quite at odds with other exhibition entries that stressed beauty. (A Turbulet Lens:The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer, p. 92)