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The Archives of Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka
and the
Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Series V. Ware Collection of Glass Flower Models

Sub-Series VI. Merchandise and correspondence regarding merchandise

 

For items that were distributed free of charge see Series VII, Sub-Series V. Public Relations

Correspondence and Notes
1. Price list and list of slides available for purchase. Also included is sheet detailing image details including background lighting, lens distance, opening speed...
2. Price list cards and sign for books, postcards, and pamphlets.
3. Postcard book order forms and correspondence.
4. Elmira Quality Printers. Correspondence and proofs for postcard books, 1991.
5. Elmira Quality Printers. Correspondence and proofs for postcards, 1993.
6. Correspondence with various printers, publishers, and photographers regarding postcards, 1983-1990.
7. Franklin Mint, Correspondence regarding visits and possible project, 1975-.
Postcards (all images taken by Hillel Burger unless noted)
1. Nature's Wonder in Glass: The Art of the Blashka's. Book of 12 Postcards, 1991. Postcards measure 5 1/4 x 7.
2. The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants. Book of 12 Postcards, 1991 Postcards measure 5 1/4 x 7.
3. Oversized, loose postcards of glass flowers. Photographer not listed, image first appeared in 1940 pamphlet. Postcards measure 5 1/4 x 7.
4. Postcards depicting mounted specimens. Cards measure 4 1/4 x 6.
5. Set of 12 postcards. Set last sold in late 1980s. Cards measure 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.
6. Loose postcards of glass flowers, 10 designs. Produced in 1993. Cards measure 4 1/4 x 6. Postcards measure 5 1/4 x 7.
7. Set of 12 proofs for cards/postcards. Have note of back of each card "Ready for the press as regards the colors". Cards measure 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 . Produced with Corning for April-October 1991 Blaschka Exhibit. This card was also produced as a postcard in 1988.
8. Miscellaneous postcards of the Blaschkas (last printed August 1988), the glass flower exhibit, and the Museum itself (out of print circa 1989). Cards measure 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 .
Cards (all images taken by Hillel Burger unless noted)
1. Set of 10 notecards (5 designs). Cards are housed in card stock portfolio with small portraits of Blashkas and short historical note. Produced in 1998. Cards measure 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.
2. Set of 5 notecards. Cards are housed in clear plastic box, cards measure 5 x 7.
3. Harvard Collections Store, Happy Holiday Card, 1998.
4. Loose cards depicting mounted specimens. Cards measure 4 x 6.
5. Mock up for card of bouquet. Black and white with pencil marks. Mock-up measures 5 x 9.
Prints & Posters
1. Set of 20 Full Color Prints. Unidentified photographer. Cards measure 3 x 4 1/4 .
2. Poster titled, The Glass Flowers, image of iris, 18 x 24(shelved with oversized materials)
Slides (all images taken by Hillel Burger unless noted)
1. Loose strips of slides. Unnumbered, 5 different strips of 5 images each: Cactus, Coffee Tree, Fern "Tree", Bachelor's Buttons, Panic Grass, Apple, Strawberry, Pineapple, papaya, Pomegranate, Bouquet, Poppy, Red Maple, Iris, Dalia, Columbine, Cockscomb, Pride of California, Eucalyptus, Echeveria, Venus Flytrap, Pitcher Plant, Glory Bush, Baby Orchid & Bee, and Yucca.
2. Loose strips of slides. Slides numbered 1-5: Tea Plant, Cashew Nut, Vegetable Sponge, Water Lily, Yellow Canada Lily.
3. Loose strips of slides. Slides numbered 1-5: Cockscomb, Pride of California, Eucalyptus, Echeverla, Coneflower.
4. Loose strips of slides. Slides numbered 1-5: Venus Flytrap, Pitcher Plant, Glory Bush, Baby Orchid & Bee, and Yucca.
5. Set of 15 Pana-Vue 35mm slides. Set includes: Bouquet, Black-Eyed Susan, Columbine, Passion Flower (2 views), Chicory, Cornflower with Butterfly, Marsh Marigold, Apricot Blossom, Sundew, Baby Orchid, Rhododendron, Pigeon Grass, Cactus, Golden Pippin Apple.
6. Set of 15 Pana-Vue 35mm slides. These look like the newest set. Set includes: Blood flower, Mould, Lopezia, Banana, Peach, Tea Plant, Cashew Nut, Vegetable Sponge, Water Lily, Yellow Canada Lily, Tiger Orchid, Mountain Laurel, Trumpet Creeper, Encelia, and Monthly Strawberry.
Books & Pamphlets (These books & pamphlets were first offered for free and then offered for sale by the Botanical Museum.)
1. Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, 1908 & 1911.
2. Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants in Flower, 1915-1916.
3. Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University, 1920,1936, & 1939.
4. Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University, 1940, 1951, 1955, & 1957.
5. Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University-1961.
6. How Were they Made?-1961, and Glass Flowers in the Ware Collection-1963.
7. The Glass Flowers at Harvard by Richard Evans Schultes and William A. Davis, with Hillel Burger. New York : E.P. Dutton, 1982.
8. Glass flowers from the Ware Collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University. Insect pollination series with sixteen color plates by Fritz Kredel. New York : Harcourt, Brace, c1940.
9. Drawing Upon Nature : Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models. Selected and introduced by Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox and David Whitehouse. Corning, N.Y. : Corning Museum of Glass, c2007. Signed by Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox.

 

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