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Happy Birthday Edwin Howland Blashfield! (December 5, 1848 – October 12, 1936) 

American painter and muralist.

1. View of mural by Edwin Howland Blashfield, depicting an allegory of the graphic arts, displayed on the third floor of the Main Library, Detroit Public Library. Typed on back: “Blashfield mural - Graphic Arts.” Stamped on back: “L.S. Glover, commercial photographer, 7449 Hanover Ave., Detroit." 

2. View of murals by Edwin Howland Blashfield, depicting allegories of music and poetry, displayed over the staircase on the third floor of the Main Library, Detroit Public Library. Stained glass window in background. Typed on back: "Detroit Public Library. Main stair showing Blashfield murals - Music and Poetry.” Stamped on back: “L.S. Glover, commercial photographer, 7449 Hanover Ave., Detroit." 

3. Proposal by artist Edwin H. Blashfield for his mural decorations of the Main Library, Detroit Public Library. Includes pencil sketches of mural panels. Includes a brief note to Library Director Adam Strohm. Text reads "Dear Mr. Strohm, I submit these descriptions to you to use or reject exactly as the Commission and yourself may see fit. Sincerely yours, Edwin H. Blashfield. May 10, 1922.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

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Street Art and Designs by Andreas Preis

Andreas Preis born 1984 in the south of Germany, is a designer, illustrator, and artist, located in Berlin and Barcelona. His skill set includes illustration, murals, tape art and live paintings as well as the different areas of traditional communications design like typography, logo design, and art direction. His Facebook and Instagram


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