Mrs. Edwin Main Post (1873-1960)
Watercolor on ivory; silver gilt
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.6 x 6.4 cm )
signed at lower right:"Weidner" engraved on back of case: "Mrs. Edwin Main Post/nee Emily Bruce Price" scratched on inside of case: "9-21-01" and "1453" inscribed on the cardboard backing: "Carl & Fredrika Weidner Pinxts [sic]/N.Y. 1901 Mrs. Edwin Mai
Emily Price met her future husband, Edwin Main Post, at a ball held at a posh Fifth Avenue mansion. Their disastrous marriage ended in divorce after Mr. Post's philandering with chorus girls and aspiring actresses became a public scandal. The resourceful Emily Post went on to achieve lasting fame as a public arbiter of etiquette, publishing her first book on the subject in 1922. The Emily Post Institute continues to provide guidance on etiquette and civility in print and online.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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