Doesn’t he look ready to jump on his bicycle and join a modern day Tweed Ride?*
Elihu Vedder is best known for his illustrations of the 1884 edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. You can browse his digitized papers in our collections online. If you happen to be in Washington, DC you can visit some murals by Vedder in the Library of Congress, in the Thomas Jefferson building outside the Main Reading Room.
Jennifer Snyder works with oral history interviews at the Archives American Art. When not sending interviews out for digitization, she is writing about extraordinary examples of facial hair for this blog.