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[California]: [Howard, Doris Overman]: [Howard, Edward MacLaren, photographer]
[PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FEATURING THE FIESTA PAGEANT COMMEMORATING THE JUNIPERO SERRA SESQUICENTENNIAL AT MISSION SANTA INES, PRESENTED TO MARION PARKS]
[Solvang, Ca, 1934. Fifty-six silver gelatin photographs, 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches, mounted on black paper leaves with scalloped edges. 16mo. Elaborately blindstamped cloth colored in gilt, brown, green, orange, blue, and red. Light wear to extremities, joints exposed, textblock starting to separate (but still strong). Presentation inscription on front free endpaper (see below). Very good. An attractive photograph album presented to Marion Parks by Doris Overman Howard, who writes, "in loving appreciation of her work, continuing through the years, so rich in meaning to those who love California..." Marion Parks (1903-96) was a California historian who worked at the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art and the Southwest Museum. She was founding member and vice president of Los Fiesteros de Los Angeles and was on the board of directors and secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California. Doris Overman Howard (1892-1973) was a noted California artist, who often painted landmarks and scenes of southern California. She was on the advisory committee of the W.P.A. California Historical Architecture Buildings Survey. Her husband, Edward M. Howard (1889-1974) was an art dealer and studio photographer, and worked regularly with local historical associations. The front pastedown of the album features a photograph of a painting by Doris Howard of the Mission Santa Ines, and the album collects scenes from a pageant at the Mission celebrating the sesquicentennial of the death of Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan friar who founded the fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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