Emma Sarah Etine Edwards

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Emma Sarah Etine Edwards was born in what I can gather in New York.  Where exactly I could not find out to Richard and Emma back in 1856.  She was an American painter and designer.  In 1890, on her way to visit friends she stopped in Boise, Idaho never to leave. In 1891, she started teaching art classes.  That same year she was invited to a competition by then Governor N.B. Willey.  She won the competition and was awarded $100.00 for her entry.

Now, you may be asking yourself what did she design that brought her the windfall?  Well I can tell you, for you see she is the only woman to design a state seal for both of which is used not only as the state seal but also used on the Flag of Idaho.

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Comments (19)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Flag and seal of Idaho - Wikipedia

Apr 20, 2020 03:48 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And back then a $100 dollars was real money. Creativity was rewarded. Enjoy your day!

Apr 20, 2020 05:15 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Her talent has lived on and will for a long time.

Apr 20, 2020 05:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... clearly Emma's legacy has lasted and lasted and lasted and lasted!

Apr 20, 2020 06:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hrllo James - I have a niece who lives in Idaho but I am sure, she like many, has no idea of this part of her state's history.

Apr 20, 2020 06:17 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I wonder if she realized her work would be this long-lasting. 

Apr 20, 2020 06:18 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

A wonderful design it was, clever woman. She must have seen a location she liked to stop her travels and settle down.

Apr 20, 2020 06:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That is quit an achievement James Dray . As the father of two artists I can tell you Emma's parents must have been really proud.

Apr 20, 2020 06:37 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that Barbara Todaro follows up with pictures and that is indeed a great looking seal.

Apr 20, 2020 07:02 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - that is really interest and a great piece of history.

Apr 20, 2020 09:35 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It does not surprise me, all the best things come from former NYers.

Apr 20, 2020 10:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So glad Barbara Todaro has become the one to add photos to your posts.  Nice design.  A

Apr 20, 2020 10:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I had no idea of this fact...

Happy Monday James Dray 

Apr 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for sharing Emma's story.  Her artwork is a beautiful legacy.

Apr 20, 2020 02:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James and kudos to her!!!  And thank you Barbara Todaro for sharing the Seal. 

Apr 20, 2020 06:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James loved this post, my Grandfather and my Mother were artist, and needless to say I wish I could have shared them this information....Endre

Apr 20, 2020 10:49 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Loved this bio on Emma Sarah Etine Edwards, and thanks to Barbara for sharing an image of the flag and seal of Idaho that she created!

Apr 22, 2020 09:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


That's quite an artistic achivement! Glad that Barbara Todaro shared it with us!!


Apr 23, 2020 03:16 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Emma Sarah Etine Edwards achieved fame and immortality in a unique manner.

May 26, 2020 04:26 PM