Voices from the Beinecke Library


Mahala Dutton Benedict Douglas (1864-1945) photographed by Carl Van Vechten, New York, November 22, 1935.
Douglas survived the sinking of the Titanic. Her husband, Walter Donald Douglas, an heir to the Quaker Oats Company, went down with the ship, April 14-15, 1912

Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.


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