Gardner Hale’s Art Studio at 23 Charlton Street, New York City
Gardner Hale, Dorothy’s husband, was famous for popularizing the fresco revival in the United States in the early 1900s. During the 1920s, his New York City studio was located at 23 Charlton Street - an area in New York City that is still known for its creative residents and art galleries. In this letter to Mary Fanton Roberts, a journalist at the time, he expresses his hopes of explaining the term “fresco” to the world in an article. He also invites her to a cocktail hour at his and Dorothy’s apartment on Upper East Side.