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Chicago though it might have been Louisville) that they didn't want portraits.

I am pretty sure the Faculty would not let the Gross Picture go now that Gross is dead. How about the
portrait of Prof. Wallace?

I do not forget your sketch.  Only I havent got one now that I care to give you. My best ones were all given away, some to unworthy people, others were covered up.  When I give you a sketch I want it to be good.

Is your mother's address the same? I should like to call on her before I see you

                            Yours truly
Thomas Eakins.

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Mr. John L. Wallace

Mr. John L. Wallace, Artist
155 Wash(ington) St.
Chicago, Illinois
(Art Institute crossed out)

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