Portrait of Myron Herrick, ca. 1922
Former Ohio governor Myron T. Herrick, United States ambassador to France from 1912 to 1914 and again from 1921 to 1929, vigorously advocated for US participation in the Paris exposition. He was instrumental in persuading President Hoover to establish a commission of important figures in the design world to visit the fair and report on the exhibits. The commission’s report resulted in the 1926 exhibition of selections from the fair that traveled to American museums.
It is credited
Lent by Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, The Greater Cleveland Growth Association, 72.65.19.
Its dimensions are
L x W: 121.9 × 152.4 cm (48 × 60 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.