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The E-Sylum: Volume 23, Number 3, January 19, 2020, Article 16

ELVIRA CLAIN-STEFANELLI AT THE SMITHSONIAN

The Smithsonian tweeted out these photos of National Numismatic Collection curator Elvira Clain-Stefanelli. Thanks to Anne Bentley for passing this along. Anyone recognize the other people in the photo? -Editor

Elvira Clain-Stefanelli at the Smithsonian in 1957

"Elvira Clain-Stefanelli first arrived at the Smithsonian in 1957 as an assistant to her husband, who was curator of @amhistorymuseum's National Numismatic Collection. By 1984, she was the department's first executive director. "

Elvira Clain-Stefanelli at the Smithsonian photos

"During WWII, Elvira and Vladmir Clain-Stefanelli had been researching coins in Germany, where they were eventually imprisoned in the Buchenwald concentration camp. After the war, the couple moved to the U.S., and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli became a U.S. citizen in 1956. (71-173-A)"

To read the complete tweets (hey, that rhymes!), see:
https://twitter.com/smithsonianarch/status/1217460272127852544?s=11

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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