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Old 1st June 2021, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default Educational Charts, enhanced version, Free new PDF

Hello there!

Since it is difficult to find a properly printed version of the approximately 1917 Educational Charts by Bashford Dean (founder of the Arms and Armor division in the Metropolitan Museum of Art), I have recently cleaned up the illustrations and had them printed for myself and my collector friends along with a bit of layout.

I have decided to share it with whoever could be interested in this post

Hope you like it.

Feel free to share it with anyone you want.

(I had to downsize it to 4 megabyte to be able to share it, mention if you would like the full size one of about 23-25 megabyte)

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Many thanks for that! Bashford Dean must have been a remarkable man.
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He was pretty badass imo!

Its great that it is useful to you, I made it for myself mainly, and then decided to share the PDF.
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Thank you ever so much - A wonderful contribution to our collective knowledge.

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I am sure a lot of members will save this PDF to their library .
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I am sure a lot of members will save this PDF to their library .
Hope it will help! And thanks
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Thank you for posting that.
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Many thanks for that! Bashford Dean must have been a remarkable man.
"Bashie's" academic training and the bulk of his published writings were in the natural sciences , fishes in particular. But enough of an expert on armor to have received the rank of major from the US Army during the First World War, assigned to the task of designing a more practical trench helmet for American forces than the types used by the British and French armies. The result was regarded as admirable, but was never officially adopted due to bureaucratic catfights, technical and fiscal objections in the area of production feasibility and costs, and the uncomfortable resemblance of the helmet to the Stahlhelm adopted by the Germans. (which, of course, was and still is an excellent design traceable back to the sallet of the Gothic period).
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"Bashie's" academic training and the bulk of his published writings were in the natural sciences , fishes in particular. But enough of an expert on armor to have received the rank of major from the US Army during the First World War, assigned to the task of designing a more practical trench helmet for American forces than the types used by the British and French armies. The result was regarded as admirable, but was never officially adopted due to bureaucratic catfights, technical and fiscal objections in the area of production feasibility and costs, and the uncomfortable resemblance of the helmet to the Stahlhelm adopted by the Germans. (which, of course, was and still is an excellent design traceable back to the sallet of the Gothic period).
I am also quite convinced that he met the artist Hashime Murayama one of the illustrators of the Educational Charts, via his natural science & fish studies.

Hashime illustrated a couple of the charts, mainly the one with the armours throughout time, possibly because he must have been better at drawing people. This is speculation ofcourse.

"Hashime Murayama was a Japanese American painter and scientific illustrator. He was best known for his exquisite paintings of birds, insects, fish, mammals, and other wildlife. "

The other illustrator, Stanley J Rowland seems to be a more technical illustrator, and he drew most of the illustrations in the compiled charts.

He joined The Met in 1914 as a young man.
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