Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2016     Views: 62

Can you come to the Rakow Research Library to see our materials relating to
glass eyes and the Blaschkas? It would help us to understand how you will be
using these rare materials and the format you need (digital for PowerPoint? or a
photocopy?). If the materials will be published, our Rights and Reproductions
Manager, Jill Thomas-Clark, will have you sign some paperwork.

attached a bibliography for "glass eyes" including the Blaschka documents.

These are the materials I found in our database:


Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Leop. Blaschka 1849 aus Bohmischaicha.
1849. 1 v.
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 page,
presumably a list of colors for glass eyes. 2nd half of the pages are blank.
Leopold was born in a small town called Bohmisch (today called Cesky Dub), near
Reichenberg. This title is in the Blaschka archive. RR14767, item no. 62.

Record Number: 97740
Location: Secured Stacks - Archives (Non-Active)

Call Number: Blaschka Archives, Box 23

Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895.
Notizbuchel fur 1869-1870. [1869-1871]. [24] p.
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
(Thieraugen) and probably for people. Includes orders for tubes
(Lymphröfner). According to Henri Reiling, glass eyes were an important part
of the output of the Blaschka Studio during the 1870s. Glass models became the
more important product after 1880, but other items such as eyes, tubes and
dishes were also sold. Some names appearing in this book have been researched by
Henri Reiling in the later Blaschka business record books. These include Anton
Elb, who regularly bought Blaschka's products, probably costume jewelry; Reiling
found only a mention of a specific item: brooches. On p. [19] is a list of Latin
terms for sea creatures, ordered by a Mr. Schwabe in Berlin. On. p. [20] is the
name of Dr. Brehm, who was director of the Marine Aquarium in Berlin (presumably
Alfred Brehm, director from 1867-1874). This title is in the Blaschka archive.
This item is on R-838, item 13.
Record Number: 87383
Call Number: R-641
Notes: Multiple titles on this roll.

Location: Microforms
Call Number: R-838
Location: Secured Stacks -
Archives (Non-Active)
Call Number: Blaschka Archives, Box 24, Folder
"Notebook : Notizbuchel fur 1869-1870"

[Thank you and public recognition
to Dr. Ed. Wengler and glass artist Blaschka] [Freiberg, Germany : s.n., 1872].
1 item
Newspaper clipping from an unknown German newspaper. Testimonial
about the glass eyes made by Blaschka and used by Dr. Wengler of Dresden for the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beyer of Freiberg dated September 2, 1872. This title
is in the Blaschka archive.
Record Number: 100099
Record Number: 97738

Location: Secured Stacks - Archives (Non-Active)
Call Number: Blaschka
archive, Box 22, Folder "Newspaper clipping (in German) 1872 Sep"

If you
call before your visit, we will have the Blaschka documents ready for your
arrival. We are in the process of moving our collections, so some materials
listed may not be available.

1) Queens & Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA. [Advertising poster for glass eyes]
[picture]. Philadelphia : Queens & Co., 1891. 1 poster/broadsheet in two
parts: top portion is labeled Standard Eye Colors: Brown; bottom portion:
Standard Eye Colors: Blue.

2) Schaufuss, L. W., Dresden, Germany.
Preis-Liste uber Emaille-Augen mit schwarzer Pupille = Prix courant d'yeux
emailles a pupille noire. 1866. 1 leaf.
In German and French. Trade Catalog.
Includes: glass eyes.

3) “Steps in making glass eyes.” “Compliments of
E. & S. Danz, New York, N.Y.” Photograph.