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Photographer's Note

These women are very much living, and not mannequins. Together, they are evoking the days of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald,who was living in a residential "hospital" in Asheville at the time of her death, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

"Late on the night of March 10, 1948, a fire started in a kitchen of the main building of Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Spreading rapidly through a dumbwaiter shaft, flames reached every floor, and, in spite of efforts by hospital staff and local fire fighters to evacuate everyone from the building, nine patients died. Among the victims of the fire, identified only by her slipper, was Zelda Fitzgerald, who with her husband, the writer F. Scott, represented for many the talent, sophistication, glamour and excess of American life of the 1920s."

more details @ http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/nchistory/

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  • Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 9 N: 451] (2373)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-15
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-06 7:13
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