1920s French photo of US Ambassador Herrick and his staff by Manuel

Herrick is front row, 3rd from left. 1st person in front row is military attaché Thomas B. Mott, wearing his Commandeur of the French Legion d’Honneur medal.

Written in French on back:

Lot mensuel No. 4. M. Myron Herrick ambassadeur des Etats Unis et ses collaborateurs.  Photo Henri Manuel
  
Daily lot No. 4. Mr. Myron Herrick United States Ambassador and his staff. Photo by Henri Manuel
 

Henri Manuel was a noted photographer (see below).

Deep crease/crack LR corner.

9 ¼” x 7 1/8”.

 

Myron Timothy Herrick (1854 – 1929) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 42nd Governor of Ohio.

He subsequently served as United States Ambassador to France from 1912 to 1914 and again from 1921 to 1929. He is the only American ambassador to France with a street named after him in Paris, in the 8th arrondissement. Herrick was the ambassador who hosted Charles Lindbergh in Paris after his successful New York to Paris Atlantic crossing in 1927. Herrick was serving as United States Ambassador to France at the time of his death on March 31, 1929. He died from a heart attack.

Henri Manuel (1874 -1947) was a Parisian photographer who served as the official photographer of the French government from 1914 to 1944.

In 1900, Manuel opened a portrait studio in Paris with his brother Gaston, which specialised in portrait photography. Manuel quickly became renowned as a photographer of people from the worlds of politics, art and sports, as well as a photographer of art and architecture. Soon his portraits were used by news agencies, and in 1910 Manuel's studio began providing a commercial service to news agencies for photographs known as "l’Agence universelle de reportage Henri Manuel".

The studio became the largest photographic studio in Paris and a leading centre where young aspiring photographers such as Thérèse Bonney might go to work. In 1925, the brothers moved their business to 27 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, where they expanded their business into fashion photography for the likes of Chanel, Patou, Poiret and Lanvin. By 1941 the studio had produced over a million images, spread between fashion photographs, news agency photographs, personal portraits and other images.

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