Assistants / Robert Van Nice

“Like a taxicab with it’s doors flung open”

We received a charming letter from Robert Van Nice’s daughter, Molly, the other day.  It contained this post card:

And a note that read: “The first time I saw this post-card…Dad said ‘Mol, your old man posed for this.’ It does look like him. Usually, he would describe himself as looking like a taxicab with the doors flung open.”

Here’s a side-by-side comparison. What do you think?

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank not only Molly for this wonderful image, but all of the people who have provided us with support, information, and guidance during this project.

In particular, we would like to thank:

Evgeni Vernigora
Mahmut Otus
Yavuz Birturk
George Majeska
Cecil Lee Striker
Molly Van Nice
Bob Van Nice Jr.
Jan Ziolkowski
The staff and interns, former and present, of ICFA, especially Günder Varinlioğlu, Shalimar White, and Rona Razon
The staff of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, especially Gudrun Buehl and Marta Zlotnick
Natalia Teteriatnikov
Alice-Mary Talbot
Charlotte Kroll
Joe Mills
James Carder
University of Texas- Austin, School of Architecture

And of course all of the readers of this blog!

We are so grateful for everyone’s support and expertise. We learned so much from all of you, and hope that you will keep in touch as the Van Nice project evolves and the collection continues to be used by scholars all over the world.  Thank you!


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