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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.


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

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2804 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The three letters regarding the disposition of Frankenstein's works and papers are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

George L. Frankenstein papers, 1866-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.