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Alright. I proclaim my ignorance. Who is Cora Pratt and why is she significant?
I'm not sure that she is; apart from being the subject of this Diane Arbus photo.
Miss Cora Pratt was the invention of New England socialite Polly Bushong, who would don ugly false teeth and a clumsy demeanor and show up at various events as a kind of prank in the late '50s and early '60s, and she was the subject of an Arbus magazine photo shoot.
A little Googling reveals that Ms. Bushong was in her later years a painter with a gallery in Nantucket.
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