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McKearin, George S. (George Skinner), 1874-1958



  • Existence: 1874 (date of birth) - 1958 (date of death) - 1958


George S. McKearin was born in 1874. He owned an antiques shop in New York City and became an expert on American glass. Along with his daughter, Helen McKearin, he wrote two books that became indispensable for glass collectors and scholars: _American Glass_ (1941) and _Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass_ (1950). McKearin died in 1958. Much of his substantial personal glass collection was donated to the Corning Museum of Glass after his death.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen McKearin Papers

Identifier: MS-0100
Scope and Contents The Helen McKearin Papers include a wide range of materials from her many research and writing projects as an American glass expert and scholar, time spent working for the WPA, consulting work, and lecturer. The papers consist of five series:(1) Biographical Information, 1921-1988(2) Correspondence, 1927-1988(3) Index of American Design, Federal Art Project, WPA, 1936-1939(4) Research and Writing, Circa 1930-1986(5) Clippings and...
Dates: 1807-1988; Majority of material found within Circa 1930-1988