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Emily Post

Artist:
Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1885 - 1971
Sitter:
Emily Bruce Price Post, 1873 - Sep 1960
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Earring
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl
Emily Bruce Price Post: Literature\Writer
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator\Radio
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Francis A. DiMauro
Object number:
NPG.2011.88
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National Portrait Gallery
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Emily Post

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 1906 - 1979
Sitter:
Emily Bruce Price Post, 1873 - Sep 1960
Medium:
Gelatin silver print on paper
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1946
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Earring
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl
Printed Material\Book
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Printed Material\Papers
Interior\Domestic
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp
Home Furnishings\Curtain
Artwork\Sculpture\Statuette
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Couch
Emily Bruce Price Post: Literature\Writer
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator\Radio
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Steve Bello in memory of Jane Halsman Bello
Object number:
NPG.2004.44
Rights:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
Exhibition Label:
The daughter of a well-heeled, socially prominent New York family, Emily Post wrote a little book about etiquette in 1922. Titled Etiquette: In Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home, the book was hugely successful and established its author as the leading authority on socially correct behavior. Often quoted as saying "nothing is less important than which fork you use," Post focused on common sense and consideration for others where behavior was concerned. Her recommendations governing protocol proved so valuable that the Washington diplomatic corps adopted them as uniform code. Although Post felt that her book and its subsequent revisions were quite thorough, readers began requesting further advice on various topics, including appropriate decorum when visiting "a gentleman friend in jail." Post's success led to a radio show and a syndicated newspaper column that was carried in more than 200 newspapers.
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32c Emily Post's Etiquette single

Scott Catalogue USA 3184f
Printer:
Ashton-Potter USA (Ltd)
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor); adhesive
Dimensions:
3 x 3 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 28, 1998
Topic:
Family & Children
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2020.18
Description:
32-cent mint single
Issued May 28, 1998
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Emily Post

Artist:
Carl Weidner, 1865 - 1906
Fredrika Weidner, 1865 - ?
Sitter:
Emily Bruce Price Post, 1873 - Sep 1960
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Painting
Date:
1900
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Printed Material\Book
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree
Miniature
Emily Bruce Price Post: Literature\Writer
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator\Radio
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: New-York Historical Society
Object number:
1905.198 NYHS
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Emily Post

Artist:
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957
Sitter:
Emily Bruce Price Post, 1873 - Sep 1960
Medium:
Gouache
Type:
Print
Date:
1933
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Architecture\Window
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower
Artwork\Photograph
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Cup
Printed Material\Magazine
Emily Bruce Price Post: Literature\Writer
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Emily Bruce Price Post: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator\Radio
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
Object number:
DC990174
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Emily Post, (painting)

Painter:
Fuchs, Emil 1866-1929
Subject:
Post, Emily
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 32.199.156
Date:
Ca. 1906
Topic:
Portrait female--Knee length
Occupation--Writer--Author
Control number:
IAP 35680933
Notes:
"American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: artists born by 1876," Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 2006, pg. 536
"The Brooklyn Museum, American Paintings," Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 1979
Summary:
Three-quarter-length standing portrait of Emily Post (1872-1960)
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Emily Post's Etiquette

Author:
Post, Emily 1873-1960
Post, Elizabeth L
Physical description:
xiv, 1018 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Etiquette
Notes:
First published in 1922 under title: Etiquette in society, in business, in politics, and at home
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Emily Post : daughter of the Gilded Age, mistress of American manners / Laura Claridge

Author:
Claridge, Laura P
Subject:
Post, Emily 1873-1960
Physical description:
xiii, 525 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
20th century
1865-1918
1918-1945
Topic:
Authors, American
Etiquette
Social life and customs
Summary:
Emily Post was a daughter of high society, one of Manhattan's most sought-after débutantes. After a scandalous divorce forced her to become her own person, she became an emblem of a new kind of manners in which etiquette and ethics were forever entwined
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By motor to the Golden Gate / Emily Post ; annotated and with an introduction by Jane Lancaster

Author:
Post, Emily 1873-1960
Lancaster, Jane
Subject:
Post, Emily 1873-1960 Travel
Physical description:
x, 267 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
1916
Topic:
Automobile travel
Description and travel
Notes:
Originally published: New York : D. Appleton, 1916
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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The personality of a house; the blue book of home design and decoration, by Emily Post (Mrs. Price Post)..

Author:
Post, Emily 1873-1960
Physical description:
xvi, 521 p. front., illus. (incl. plans) plates, diagrs. (1 col. fold.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic
Interior decoration
Dwellings
Call number:
NA7120 .P65 1933X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Etiquette in society, in business, in politics and at home, by Emily Post (Mrs. Price Post) ... illustrated with private photographs and facsimiles of social forms

Author:
Post, Emily 1873-1960
Physical description:
xix, 627 p. front., illus. (facsims.) plates. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
Topic:
Etiquette
Call number:
BJ1853 .P85 1923
Notes:
"First edition published in July 1922 ... Fifth edition published in January, 1923."
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Miguel Covarrubias, Caricatures of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Update Date:
2012-07-16T19:06:20Z
Topic:
Portraits
Synopsis:
Young Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias appeared on the New York art scene in the 1920s, and his skill as a portrait artist and celebrity caricaturist quickly made him a favorite of magazines. His work was so vogue, in fact, that he would be published regularly in Vanity Fair beginning early in his New York experience, as well as the New Yorker, and the most vogue publication of them all—if in name only—Vogue. Covarrubias’ 1933 caricature of Emily Post (above, right) is a perfect example of his carnivalesque approach to portraiture. Ever the model of propriety, Mrs. Post is portrayed by the [...]
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Happy paper anniversary?

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Update Date:
2010-10-07T13:00:49Z
Topic:
Archive
Synopsis:
Beth Antoine, Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation, conducts research on the letter or copy press books of Secretary Spencer F. Baird, Courtesy of Nora Lockshin. One year ago on October 8th, after several years of planning, waiting, and building, the Smithsonian Center for Archives Conservation officially opened its doors for business, showing off our new purpose-built facility during an “Open House” day, and coinciding with “October is American Archives Month” festivities. Since it was suggested by etiquette authority Emily Post in 1922, paper has been considered an appropriate gift for first [...]
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The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives
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