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Princess Waconda

Herschel C. Logan

Salina artist Herschel Logan created this pen and ink drawing for a intended book about Waconda Springs. The drawing references a mythological character associated with the Waconda Springs in Mitchell County. According to legend, Waconda was the daughter of an Indian chief and fell in love with a warrior from an opposing tribe. Upon discovery of their relationship, the two jumped into the Springs and drowned. Their death imbued the springs with medicinal capabilities. Sometime after 1870 a sanitarium and water bottling company were constructed on the site and operated until 1964. That year, the Bureau of Reclamation began construction of the Waconda Lake reservoir, leading to the destruction of the springs and sanitarium. The artist, Herschel Logan worked as a graphic designer in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was associated with the Prairie Print Makers, a group of Midwestern artists that produced art in the 1930s.

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Kansas Hills

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a house nestled among the hills. The artist said the scene was in the Milford, Kansas area. Kansas Hills was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.

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Tornado

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on paper woodcut showing a tornado moving through a farm yard. Tornado was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.

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Victim of the Dust

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a deserted farm house with dust piled against and around it. The artist described it as ?a composite of several sketches of the Dust Bowl days. Victim of the Dust was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.

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Snow

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of snow falling on a country house, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, executed this work in 1930. According to Logan, this was ?taken from an early photograph.? Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.

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Rainy Day

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on paper woodcut of a man sitting inside a barn door working while it rains outside, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, , executed this work in 1924, and said it was a sketch of a ?rainy day at the old boyhood farm near Winfield.? Logan was born April 19, 1901, in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.

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Geese

Herschel C. Logan

A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of four geese with water in the foreground, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1927, and said this was ?from a sketch done on the old boyhood farm near Winfield.? Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.

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