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Rokeby to exhibit 100-year-old NYC postcards by Vt. artist

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Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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THE NEW ROKEBY Museum exhibit, “Rachael’s New York Postcards at 100,” will open June 15. The postcard paintings were created by artist Rachael Robinson Elmer, who grew up on the Rokeby homestead in the late 1800s.

FERRISBURGH — As Rokeby Museum Director Jane Williamson researched artist Rachael Robinson Elmer, who grew up at the Rokeby homestead in the late 1800s, she read of a mysterious painting. The depiction of New York’s City Hall painted in the Impressionist style had been rejected from a series Elmer created for a group of 12 postcards in the early 1900s, and it had not been seen since.

What Williamson didn’t expect was to find the very painting in the Rokeby archives, where it had been nestled since Elmer’s death in 1919.

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