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HENRY GUY FANGEL
Illustrator and art editor of Good Housekeeping, Henry Guy Fangel (dates unknown) married Maud Tousey in 1909. An accomplished illustrator, Fangel turned his attention to photography in the late 1910s and, along with his partner Lejaren A. Hiller, was one of the first to use photography to illustrate fiction, poetry, and eventually advertisements. A 1918 New York Times article likened Fangel and Hiller to stage directors, explaining that "getting the right expression, to be held at the instant when the camera shutter is open, is something calling for a good deal of labor on the part of both model and director." Their use of models was considered a novelty in the field of photography.
A letter from Maud Tousey Fangel to Robert Haven Schauffler, 21 February 1963
Written late in life, this letter from Maud Tousey Fangel to musicologist Robert Haven Schauffler demonstrates the interwoven personal and professional relationship between Guy Fangel and Schauffler. Fangel's illustrations had appeared in Schauffler's Scum o'the Earth, a collection of poetry published in 1912. In the letter, Maud Tousey thanks Schauffler for the many Christmas cards he has sent to the Fangels over the years. She recalls a day that she and Guy spent at Seal Harbor, Maine with Schauffler and his first wife, Katharine, who died in 1916.