10 May, 2011

Edith in 1921





I recently purchased and restored this photo of Edith which appeared on the scene as a press photo in the fall of 1921. She had only just returned from her years of study in Europe, and would be divorced from Harold by the end of December.

The back of the photo has text that reads as follows:

THE NEWS PAPERS ARE FILLED WITH THE REPORTS OF THE SEPARATION OF MR AND MRS HAROLD FOWLER MCCORMICK, OF CHICAGO. MR MCCORMICK IS HEAD OF THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY, AND A PILLAR OF THE CHICAGO OPERA ASSOCIATION.

MRS. MCCORMICK, WHO WAS EDITH ROCKEFELLER, A DAUGHTER OF THE STANDARD OIL KING, IS REPORTED AS MUCH INTERESTED IN SOME OF THE MORE MODERN PHASES OF PSYCHOLOGY.


THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER MURIEL, HAS ANNOUNCED HER INTENTION OF GOING ON THE STAGE IN GERMANY.

THEIR SON, FOWLER, A STUDENT AT PRINCETON, IS REPORTED TO BE THE FIANCE OF ANNE STILLMAN.

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