Original portrait photograph of Mary Craig Sinclair, circa 1928

Mary Craig Sinclair (subject)
William Henry Cunningham Odiorne (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1928. Vintage borderless portrait photograph of Mary Craig Sinclair, wife of Upton Sinclair, circa 1928. Insignia of photographer William Henry Cunningham Odiorne from the negative at the bottom right corner of the recto.

William Henry Cunningham "Cicero" Odiorne was a fashion and portrait photographer who frequented artistic and literary circles in both New Orleans and Paris in the 1920s.

Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Mary Craig Sinclair married Upton in 1913. Although she reportedly did not share her husband's liberal ideas, Upton credited his wife as one of his strongest supporters, aiding his literary career and encouraging his involvement in the film industry. Upton, in turn, encouraged his wife to publish "Sylvia," a loosely fictionalized account of her life as a girl in the American south—although, upon Mary's insistence, the book was published under Upton's name. Together, the couple produced avant garde filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's 1930-1932 film project "Que Viva México." Upton and Mary remained married until her death in 1961, at the age of 79.

6.5 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly age toed.

[Book #158546]