Emens, Homer Farnham

   The scene designer was born in Volney, New York, and learned his skill as an apprentice to Philip Goatcher at the Madison Square Theatre, followed by a few seasons at Philadelphia's Chestnut Street Theatre. On returning to New York, he created the sensational illusion of a freight car wreck in The Main Line at the Lyceum in 1886. He was the original designer of the legendary sawmill in Blue Jeans (1890). He spoke about changes he had seen in stage design practices in an interview for Theatre Magazine (August 1908).

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

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