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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #874
Subject/Title:
Crabb, Alfred Leland (1884-1979)
Artist:Gill, Elizabeth
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:28 x 23
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:An elderly Alfred Leland Crabb, balding, with grey hair and glasses. He is wearing a jacket, vest, white shirt, and rust colored tie.
History of Work:unknown
Notes:Born in Kentucky in 1884, author, educator, and historian Alfred Leland Crabb was educated at Bethel College, Peabody College, University of Chicago, and Columbia University. He married Bertha Gardner in 1911. Crabb became editor of the Peabody Journal of Education in 1932, a position he continued to hold until 1970 after retiring from his teaching career at Peabody in 1949. Crabb is most famous for his historical novels.

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