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Wilberforce Eames (1855-1937)

Wilberforce Eames (1855-1937)
Wilberforce Eames (1855-1937)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 50 x 40 in. ( 127 x 101.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Painted from life for the Society
Object Number 
signature and date: lower right: "DeWitt M. Lockman / 1931"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group