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Alfred E. Emerson (1896-1976) / LR "Edith Emerson"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 184

Scope and Contents

Profile of middle-aged man sitting in front of lab table containing a microscope and jars, his right hand is on top of one of the jars. Entomologist; he was a research associate in the Department of Entomology of the AMNH. In 1964, he donated the largest termite collection in the world to the AMNH. Brother of the artist. Frame: Red painted wood, gilt.


  • 1939


Biographical / Historical

Born in: Oxford, OH; Died in: Chestnut Hill, PA.


1 Item : painting : oil on canvas

Language of Materials



Good, dirty (1).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Emerson, Edith.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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