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All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper  with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Behind the Glass: Curators and Collecting
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Did you ever wonder about the people who acquire and care for the works in The Corning Museum of Glass? Hear from our dynamic team of curators as they share...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: David McDermott
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as David McDermott demonstrates for his class, A Different Way, which focused on combining traditional meth...

Take Advantage of Member Benefits
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Take advantage of the benefits of membership with The Corning Museum of Glass, including free admission, discounts in the GlassMarket, invitations to special...

[Sketches of illustrations from] Zoologia danica: sev Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae, Volumen primum, Volumen secundum, austore Otto Friedrich Müller.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Müller, Otto Frederik, 1730-1784. Zoologia danica. 97763 Zoologia danica [n.d., between 1863-1890?] 1 v.: ill. (some col.); 21 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24 Notebook containing sketches done by Leopold Blaschka from Müller's 1788 publication Zoologia danica.

Notizbüchel für 1869-1870.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 87383 [1869-1871] [24] p.; 21 cm. R-641 Cover title. Small blue notebook containing business records organized by month. This may be an order book or a listing of orders shipped. Includes orders for glass eyes (Augen) for animals (Thieraugen) and probably for people.

[Photographic album].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939 87387 [Dresden: Blaschka, n.d.] 1 v.: 27 photographs; 16 cm. R-641 Brown leather cover with embossed rose and yellow metal clasp. Twenty-seven photographs in all. Empty pages were not filmed. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September

[Drafts of business letters].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 92263 [1880-1885?] [192] p.; 21 cm. + ca. 80 misc. pages and envelopes laid in. F-15211 Written in a composition notebook in both ink and pencil (the latter is often difficult to read). Not all letters have a complete date, but the earliest is March 13, 1880. In

[Sketchbook, beginning with a sketch of a house and its surroundings].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95865 [n.d., between 1870-1920?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but does include landscapes and sketches of ships. Approximately half of the pages are blank. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

[Photographic album].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 87385 [Dresden: Blaschka, n.d.] 1 v.: 16 photographs; 27 cm. R-641 Green velvet cover with pewter floral spray and clasp. First image is Leopold Blaschka as an elderly man. First space for photograph is empty; there are 16 photographs in

Leop. Blaschka 1849 aus Böhmischaicha.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97740 1849. 1 v.: ill.; 18 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 23 Small handwritten notebook, probably the earliest item in the Blaschka archives. Includes notes on Galvannismus, Versilberung (recipes for using gold and silver); drawings, perhaps of glass eyes and, on the same

[Photographic album].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939 87386 [Dresden: Blaschka, n.d.] 1 v.: 62 photographs; 28 cm. R-641 Green leather cover with silver colored clasp. First image on first page is Leopold Blaschka. There are 62 photographs in all, including some duplicates. This album includes

Correspondenz-Buch III.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97766 Correspondenzbuch III [1876-1877] 1 v. (unpaged); 21 cm. R-838 Cover title. Drafts of business letters, in German and English. Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Blaschka sea creatures: inspiration and creation", held at the Rakow Research Library,

[Blaschka notebook beginning] L. Agassiz, Contributions to the natural history of the United States of N. America.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1893. Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. 1857-1862. 97741 L. Agassiz, Contributions to the natural history of the United States of N. America [n.d., between 1857-1880?] 77 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box

R. Blaschka [sketchbook].
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 87384 Sketchbook [1892] 1 v. (ca. 80 p.): ill.; 11 x 18 cm. R-641 Beginning sketch is captioned "... Tempe, Arizona, 22. April 1892". Sketches of desert country. Most of the pages are blank and are not filmed. A few pages of laid in sketches of islands with

[Sketchbook, beginning with a page of multiple sketches: people, a pendulum clock, and an insect].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95869 [n.d., between 1850-1873?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but includes designs for jewelry (earrings, pins, rings, filigree work), decorative objects (mirror, birdcage, tableware), and 1

Adress u. N. Preis Verzeichniss.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97760 Adress-Preis Verzeichniss [1866-1872] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Small blue handwritten notebook containing addresses, prices, sketches, etc. Includes one partial page of sketches labeled "Radularien u. Haeckel". Various informal entries are related to

Lieferungs-Buch.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 94604 Lieferungsbuch 1883-1893 1 v. (unpaged); 22 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24, Folder "Notebook: Lieferungs-Buch 1883-1892" Cover title. A record of filled orders for sea creatures and plants, with the specific numbers of models sent. Includes 1883

Anmerkungen über Wirbellose Thiere. II.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 63376 Dresden: Blaschka, [n.d., ca. 1870-1890]. 59 handwritten p.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24 Notes on invertebrates. At head of p. 1: Cuvier, Le Regne Animal, 5. u. 6. Bd., Les zoophytes, par M. Milne-Edwards. Digitized by Boston

Geschäfts-Anmerkungen.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 61881 Dresden: Blaschka, 1872-1887. 1 v. (ca 188 p.); 28 cm. R-641 Handwritten account book in German. Laid in: misc. handwritten notes, filmed where they were inserted. Possibly a list of customers; e.g. March 1882, Prof. Bridge Birmingham

Anmerkungen über Wirbellose Thiere. III.
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. Heller, Camil, 1823-1917. Zoophyten und Echinodermen des Adriatischen Meeres. 61915 [n.d., ca. 1876?] 124 handwritten p.: ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka archive, Box 23 Cover title. Attributed to Rudolf Blaschka. At head of p. 1: Heller, Die Zoophyten und Echinodermen des

[Anmerkungen über Wirbellose Thiere. I].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 63377 [S.l.: L. Blaschka?, n.d., ca. 1870-1890]. 1 v. (unpaged); 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 24 Front cover is lacking, back cover is blue. Handwritten notes pertaining to sea creatures, copied from books with references to plates.

[Blaschka notebook beginning with] Gattung Calliactis, Verrill.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 132098 1884-1886. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 23 Notebook lacks front cover and p. 1-2. Back cover is marbled green. Handwritten in ink and pencil. Contains notes from books and articles on sea creatures, model sales

Serie gesandt am 24 October 1896
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132116 Previous title: [List of models] n.d., ca. 1894-1906] 1 v. (unpaged); 22 cm. R-641 Title from wrapper. Plant names are in Latin, page headings in German or English. Lists of models and prices, dated January 1894-Oct. 23, 1906, though

Miethzins-Quittungen Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132114 1877-1886. 1 v. (unpaged); 18 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Mar. 8, 1877-July 1, 1886. Handwritten in ink. Cover bears a red paper label "Leopold Blaschka, Glasmodelleur, Dresden". Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013.

Miethzins Buch Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132112 1864-1877. 1 v. (unpaged); 17 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Jan. 21, 1864-Mar. 5, 1877. Handwritten in ink. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. This title is in the Blaschka archive. This item is on R-838, item 9. Microform

Lead Isotopes in Ancient Coins.
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Brill, Robert H. Shields, William R. Methods of Chemical and Metallurgical Investigation of Ancient Coinage, no. 8 (1972), pp. 279-303, ill. AI81204 Offprint Reference list E: Corning Museum of Glass publications, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, C-7 Includes comparisons

Junior Curators at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Become a Junior Curator at The Corning Museum of Glass http://www.cmog.org/get-involved/teen-programs/junior-curators Students in 8th grade through 12th grad...

Artist-in-Residence: Barbara Idzikowska
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Barbara Idzikowska has been fascinated by glass for over twenty years. Living and working in Wrocław, Poland, she seeks to give ideas material form through h...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind demonstrate for their class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown...

An Interview with Liza Lou
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Artist Liza Lou discusses her work. Lou (b. 1969) creates meticulously beaded works that reference recurring themes, such as labor, confinement, wonder, and...

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