June 9~ Pride Month

Edith Emerson and Violet Oakley

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In 1918 Oakley’s companion, Edith Emerson who was a painter and an artist, moved in and they lived together for over forty years until Oakley’s death in 1961. Emerson, who was a founder and curator at Woodmere Museum, lived out her life at Lower Cogslea, 627 St. George’s Road, until her death in 1981.
~Historic Germantown

 

Violet Oakley, unfinished by Edith Emerson
c.1935 / Oil on canvas / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Il Convito,” The Banquet: Edith Emerson in page costume by Violet Oakley
c.1918 / Oil on canvas / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

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