Unique Connection To History And Art
The San Jose Public Library has various pieces of art here at the main library and throughout its many branches for customers to appreciate and enjoy. This got me to thinking about my own connection to the the art world, and to that of my great-great-great aunt's husband Godfrey Lundberg. He painstakingly hand crafted a piece so intricate that it took some three years to complete, required a magnifying glass just to view it, and the artist had a physical breakdown when it was over. So what was this unusual artwork and why is it still important today?
To gain further insight into these fascinating piece of art and the man behind it, try the following:
- Genealogy Websites: There are a host of sites available to aid in your research. Here are three to check out:
- Newpaper Websites: Lundberg's amazing feat is detailed in several newspaper articles. Here are a few interesting titles:
- Resting Place And Legacy: Godfrey Emanuel Lundberg died from tuberculosis in 1933 yet his masterwork lives on.
Family gatherings and the resources I've already mentioned are just the beginning. For more clues on helping to track down those elusive members of your family tree, try finding nonfiction history titles related to the time and events they experienced.
Available through Link+:
- The World Of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! by Julie Mooney
- The Blue Book ; A Comprehensive Official Souvenir View Book Of The Panama-Pacific International Exposition At San Francisco, 1915... Official publication
- San Francisco's Exposition Year : The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition by Anthony Bruce
San José Public Library has other resources so you too can do your own investigations, share the results with family and friends, and discover the hidden artists in your families past.