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Vedder writes that Arnold used to live near him and keep him company while he was working on his paintings (227-8).
Vedder describes their short relationship: "How he died or when he died I never knew. He simply faded out of my life; yet I would very much like to hunt up in the pages of ‘Vanity Fair’ those forgotten gems of his” (220).
Vedder recalls the "cosy studio and tavern times" he shared with Martin (240).
The authors mention that Vedder and Whitman became acquainted during the late 1850s, but does not specifically identify Pfaff's as the location of their meeting.
In frequenting Pfaff's, Vedder met Walt Whitman who he noted "had not become famous yet, and I then regarded many of the [Pfaff's] Boys as his superiors, as they did themselves" (226).
Vedder was part of Eytinge's "circle of artistic companionship."
Vedder is mentioned as a friend of Whitman (60).
The Vault at Pfaff's
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