signature and date: lower right: "DeWitt M. Lockman / 1931"
Wilberforce Eames was a librarian, editor, bibliographer, and scholar who held a series of positions with the Lenox Library and the New York Public Library from 1885 into the early twentieth century. He was a member of The New-York Historical Society and in 1931 was the second recipient of its gold medal "For Achievement in History." Following presentation of the medal, this portrait of Eames was unveiled.
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