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George L. Frankenstein papers, 1866-1949

George L. Frankenstein papers, 1866-1949

Frankenstein, George L., 1825-1911

Landscape painter

Collection Information

Size: 6 items (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Provenance

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

Microfilm reel 2804 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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