Archives of American Art

Edwin H. Blashfield papers

Collection ID:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Awards, medals, photographs, drawings, printed material and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
Included are a Gold Medal Certificate awarded to Blashfield in 1904; two medals; drawings, some of medieval armour, 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 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. and a bound volume with reproductions of engravings by Blashfield and others. Also found are a poster, money, and anti-German stamp designs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1117 and 2384 available at AAA offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1973 and 1980 by the Williams College Museum of Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

More Information
Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm reel 2384 includes an inventory prepared by the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, listing items in this part of the collection and briefly describing the photographs.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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