Mrs. Edwin Main Post (1873-1960)

Mrs. Edwin Main Post (1873-1960)
Title
Mrs. Edwin Main Post (1873-1960)
Date 
1901
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory; silver gilt
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.6 x 6.4 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number 
1905.198
Marks 
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 Main Post" stamped on back of case: "BLACK, STARR & FROST STERLING"
Gallery Label 
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group