Life and Work of James G. Blaine


Accession Number: 2003.159

Summary/Description: Blaine taught at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind (now Overbrook School for the Blind) from 1852-54. He later served in both the U.S. Congress and Senate and as the secretary of state during the administrations of James Garfield and Benjamin Harrison. Information about the school appears on pages 54-60 and includes an illustration of the school and a facsimile of Blaine's letter of resignation on page 59. The frontispiece shows his last portrait. handwritten signature, "Amos L. Taylor," appears on the front free endpaper. "A National Gallery of Pictures and Portraits." --t.p. Brown clothbound boards with gilt-stamped lettering on the front cover and spine; a facsimile of Blaine's signature and an illustration of him are stamped on the front cover. Museum has 2 copies; see 2004.91.

Author: Ridpath, John Clark

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2003.159

Publisher: Jas. H. Earle

Publisher Place: Boston

Publish Date: c1893

Subjects: Biography Schools for the blind and visually impaired

Physical Description: 505 p. : ill. ; 10.5 x 8 x 1.5 in.