Edwin H. Blashfield papers, 1850-1980

Blashfield, Edwin Howland, b. 1848 d. 1936
Muralist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: (Reel 1117) 341 items.
(Reel 2384) 35 items.

Collection Summary: Reel 1117: Photographs and drawings, 1850-1920. The drawings, some of medieval armour, are in pen and ink, oil and pencil. The photos, many extensively annotated, are of Blashfield including two of him painting murals at the Library of Congress (also microfilmed on reel 1817, fr.204-207 with Photos of Artists II.) and of Blashfield and others, of armour, and of his paintings and murals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, state capitols, Library of Congress, libraries in Detroit, Kansas City, the New York City College (now C.C.N.Y.), M.I.T., Grove Academy of Athens (Georgia), Baltimore and Cleveland court houses, and private homes and businesses. Also included are his poster, money, and anti-German stamp designs.

Reel 2384: 30 photographs of Blashfield and his works of art, some extensively annotated by him; a Gold Medal Certificate awarded to Blashfield in 1904; two medals (unmicrofilmed); and a bound volume with reproductions of engravings by Blashfield and others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural painter. Having studied at P.A.F.A. and in Paris, Blashfield worked on: the Court House, Baltimore; Cleveland Federal Building; Citizens Bank, Cleveland; Hudson County Court House, Jersey City; Capitol, Masdison, Wis.; Essex County Court House, Newark; Appellate Court, N.Y..; C.C.N.Y.; Church of the Saviour, Phila.; Capitol, Pierre, S. Dak.; Bank of Pittsburgh; Capitol, St. Paul, Minn.; Library of Congress; Luzerne County Court House, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio; St. Matthew's Church, Wash., D.C.; First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Public Lib., Detroit, M.I.T.; and the Episcopal Church, Chappaqua, N.Y.

Donated 1973 and 1980 by the Williams College Museum of Art.

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