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McConnelsville in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Howard Chandler Christy

1872-1952

 
 
Howard Chandler Christy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Howard Chandler Christy Marker
Inscription. A prominent early 20th century illustrator and artist, Howard Chandler Christy was born on a farm in Morgan Township. He first gained notice as an illustrator during the Spanish-American War, but achieved lasting fame for his trademark “Christy Girls,” dream girls who idealized feminine beauty during this era. Between 1908 and 1915, he worked from a studio perched above the Muskingum River near Duncan Falls. In the 1920s Christy began to paint portraits and historical scenes. The Signing of the Constitution of the United States, displayed in the Capitol, is his most famous work. The Signing of the Treaty of Green Ville hangs in the Ohio Statehouse.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.906′ N, 81° 50.857′ W. Marker is in McConnelsville, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 60) and 11th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Howard Chandler Christy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Howard Chandler Christy Marker
Marker seen at far right rear of photo, looking east. World War I and Persian Gulf War memorials in foreground.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McConnelsville World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carlos M. Riecker Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evelyn True Button House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnelsville.
 
Also see . . .  Howard Chandler Christy - Biography. (Submitted on November 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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