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 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. "
"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:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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