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   The little cad attendant bounded out after me to give a catalog and I sat down in the room where a good Halpert & several bad Lawsons were hung.


Ar re Art News July 13, 1907
rep The Lace Cape  J Alden Weir.
beautiful woman.  black hat
    light cape

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   Friday  drop in on Eugene Higgins to pay him $3.  Find him getting ready for ex at Knoedlers 20 Jan no frames  swears he'll not have the show unless Mrs Steiner lets him use inexpensive frames.  Says she has a way of putting over a frame bill on him.  Says Alfred Steiner was furious over our new Painter Gravers  etc Society.  Says Steiner exclaimed "Oh! my God  I've given my life's blood for the other Society." (Am. P.G. s)  But Higgins says he replied "but they call this one the "Manhattan Painter Gravers Society."!  "Oh" says Higgins "he was wild."
 Well Higgins says we'd better have dinner together as I start to go, so I take him into "Art News" office where Townsend talks drivel to him on the "Portrait" deal.  Mrs. Lever there.
Go over to Eighth Ave & 42 German restaurant where Dickinson fetched me & had dinner.  Higgins talks a good deal and [[slams?]] a good deal says Knoedlers want to handle [[strikethrough]] certain [[/strikethrough]] all his etchings want to get the plates!  I [[strikethrough]] w [[/strikethrough]] tell him to make them pay well for them.  Higgins is as disgusted as I am over the Bellows peace rubbish.  Higgins new pictures have no where near the quality of the old.  He will have to look out or he's ruined.  He wants to go to the "movies" so I tell him I'll meet 

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Check 9th sentence down, (Am. P.E. s) The E might actually be a G, see the word God in the sentence above this one in the diary. The letter has the same shape. --dodendahl I think this is indeed a "G" in an abbreviation for the "other" society, the American Painters & Gravers Society, although I agree his "e" and his "g" are pretty much the same.--thomasc

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