Francis “Frank” Henry Schell (1830-1909)

 

Francis “Frank” Henry Schell (1830-1909)
American Golden Age Illustration lithographer & war illustrator ;
Francis Schell ; Frank Schell ; F.H. Schell ; F. H. Schell ; F. Henry Schell ;
[Born September 12, 1830 in Philadelphia, PA – died April 1, 1909 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA]

 

FAD record control number: 58619 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Francis “Frank” Henry Schell (1830-1909) biography:

Birth: September 12, 1830 in Philadelphia, PA ;
Death: April 1, 1909 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Virgo ;

Known for: American Civil War illustrations ; lithography ; photographing and sketching in a balloon above war ;
Medium: Pen & ink ; pencil ; watercolor ; stone ; metal ; wood ;
Technique: Drawing ; printing ; painting ;
Subjects: Navy battles ; war ; battles ; marine ; people ; military ; soldiers ;

Areas: Philadelphia, PA ;
Region: Mid-Atlantic ;
Lived: Philadelphia, PA ; Germantown, PA ;
Father: Henry Schell (?-?) ;
Mother: Elizabeth (Boley) Schell (?-?) ;
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Work: Illustrated for magazines during the Civil War including : Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (1861-1865), published 211 war drawings ; Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, art director (1865-?) ; Opened a lithography studio with Thomas Hogan (1839-1900), 30 years ; Illustrated for Century magazine, the books : Beyond the Mississippi (Hartford, 1869) and Battles and leaders of the Civil War (1884-1887) ;

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Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1881) ;
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Milestones: First person to use a balloon to take reference photos of the Civil War ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2020.58619

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Record birth date:
April 15, 2020

Last updated: May 30, 2020 at 15:58 pm

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