George L. Frankenstein papers, 1866-1949

Frankenstein, George L., b. 1825 d. 1911
Landscape painter
Active in Ohio

Collection size: 6 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A handwritten copy of a letter to his brother, Gustavus, November 18, 1893, concerning Gustavus's expected death; a poem, "The Battle of Gettysburg," by Frankenstein, July 1866; an auction catalogue, December 1, 1888 (Bangs & Co., New York) of Frankenstein's oil sketches and paintings of Civl War battlefields; and three letters regarding the disposition of his works and papers.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter, landscape painter, and journalist; Sandusky, Ohio.

Donated by National Park Service, who acquired the papers along with a gift of paintings.

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