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Burbank (Elbridge Ayer) Collection
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Elbridge Ayer Burbank was an artist known for his portraits of American Indians. He was born 1858 August 10 in the village of Harvard Junction in northern Illinois. He enrolled in the Academy of Design, Chicago (now the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) in 1874. Works by Burbank were included in exhibitions in Paris, the St. Louis Worlds Fair, and The Chicago Art Institute. He was struck down by a cable car in 1949 and died two months later on 1949 April 21 at the age of 91. The collection includes correspondence, published reproductions of Burbank's artwork, published articles by or about Burbank, and orginal artwork by Burbank from 1900-1949. It also includes one scrapbook of autographed pictures and thank you notes from actors and celebrities such as Shirley Temple, Jean Harlow, Deanna Durbin, and Jane Withers.
Elbridge Ayer Burbank (1858-1949) was an artist known for his portraits of American Indians and African Americans.
5 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 3 portfolio boxes)
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