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Object Name Drawing
Title Major Bland W. Ballard
Catalog Number 1913.3
Creator Rodman, J. M.
Date 1860-1913
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-21 W-17.125 inches
Description This is a Conté crayon drawing of of Major Bland W. Ballard as an older man. He is in an animal skin hunting dress and is sitting on a stump. His hat rests bottom up behind him. He holds a long rifle in his proper right hand. A dog with wavy hair lies at his feet just in front of him. The two appear to be sitting in a lush forest scene.
Notes Bland W. Ballard, pioneer and early legislator, was born October 16, 1761, and died at his home, four miles west of Shelbyville, on September 5, 1853, and was buried there. His body was later reinterred in the Frankfort Cemetery, along with that of his first wife, Elizabeth Williamson. Ballard County was named in his honor in 1842.
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Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Rodman, J. M.
Ballard, Bland
Steele, John A.
Subjects Art
Portrait drawings
Crayon drawings
Frontier & pioneer life
Search Terms Midway (Ky.)
Frontier & pioneer life
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS