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Mrs. Edgar Bloom Stern (Edith Rosenwald)

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Edith Rosenwald Stern (1895-1980) was the third child of Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932), who became president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1908 and piloted the company to unparalleled merchandising power. In 1921 she married Edgar Bloom Stern (1886-1959), a businessman and philanthropist from a prominent New Orleans family. They raised their family in New Orleans at Longue Vue House and Gardens, a Greek Revival--style mansion with extensive gardens. Edith Stern founded the Metairie Park Country Day School, was a trustee of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which funded libraries in southern communities open to all races during the early 1930s, and served as president of the board of Dillard University.
Type:
Image
Format:
Watercolor On Ivory
Created Date:
1945
Rights:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters
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