Howard Chandler Christy at Unveiling of "The Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville"   Save
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Description: Three 5" by 7" (12.7 by 17.8 cm) photographs depict some of the celebrations in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Greenville, which took place in August 1945. Events included a parade, an appreciation dinner for artist Howard Chandler Christy, and exhibition of the original Treaty of Greenville, on loan from the National Archives. The state of Ohio commissioned Christy (1873-1952), a nationally-known illustrator, to create the work for the 150th anniversary of the treaty that ended the Indian Wars in Ohio. The painting "The Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville" was unveiled in a ceremony on August 3. Christy (in the white suit) can be seen sitting on the left in the first and second images. Governor Frank Lausche is seated next to him and can be seen addressing the crowd in the third image. Christy, born just south of Zanesville in Duncan Falls, Ohio, went to New York to study art at the age of sixteen. He began working at Scribner's Magazine in 1898 as an illustrator. During the Spanish American War, his illustrations of Cuba and Puerto Rico were seen around the United States. He returned to Duncan Falls after the war and began painting. By the early twentieth century Christy's elegant illustrations of women, collectively called "Christy Girls," appeared in Scribner's, Century, Ladies Home Journal, McClure's, and several books. Christy Girls were also used in recruitment posters during World War I. Christy began painting portraits after World War I; his best-known subjects were Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Douglas MacArthur. The Depression of the 1930s changed Christy's artistic emphasis to historical subjects. In addition to the Greenville painting, Christy painted the "Scene of the Signing of the Constitution of the United States," which hangs in the Capitol in Washington, DC. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3220_3832019_001a
Subjects: Ohio Government; Military Ohio; American Indians in Ohio; Arts and Entertainment; Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952; Treaty of Greenville; Treaties; Celebrations; Lausche, Frank John, b. 1895; Governors; Artists
Places: Greenville (Ohio); Darke County (Ohio)