SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRAVEL POSTERS 1896-1965
The Book Club of California Keepsake for 2006
Folio of 14 facsimiles of Southern California travel posters. Loose leaves with a description and history of the poster.
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> PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA
> BOOK CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
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> Farnham, Eliza W., CALIFORNIA, IN-DOORS AND OUT; OR, HOW WE FARM, MINE AND LIVE GENERALLY IN THE GOLDEN STATE.
> Franciscono, Marcel, THE MODERN DUTCH POSTER.
> McKinstry, E. Richard, PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF EVENTS, TRAVELS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
THE LIFE AND AGE OF WOMAN.
A seven-figure image of the stages in a woman's life from one to ninety years of age by Albert Alden (1812-1883). The 30 year-old woman is on the highest step, when she is "at the height of her physical and intellectual powers." Age 18 is described as the "most critical stage" in a woman's life. At age 90 "we see all that remains of her who once tripped the light fantastic." Appears to be a companion to Alden's woodcut "The Life and Age of Man," ca. 1830 (Princeton University Main Catalog). Both illustrate 19th century conceptions of morality and gender roles, depicting the woman as nurturer and spiritual guide. Verse from the Old Testament book of Proverbs on the traits of the ideal woman cited. Featured is an illustration of a woman mentoring a young girl reading the Scriptures. Stained and creased.