3067Honolulu Star-Bulletin, January - May 1927
- Aug 7, 2002Hi, all...
Have just completed reading 6 rolls of microfilm for January 19
through May 20, 1927. For some reason interlibrary loan skipped over
the December 11, 1926-January 18, 1927 period; hope that group shows
up next time.
Anyway, lots of goodies to share, including a series of 6 ad
illustrations that DB did for a jeweler -- fanciful ladies
representing 6 stones from pearl to diamond. I will try to scan
these in the next few days.
But, the best came last!
The May 1927 roll yielded very little, but it was the most
rewarding. On May 7, the day before Mother's Day, the S-B published
DB's short poem, "Mother!" Above it . . . .
A portrait of Mrs. Ida Blanding done by Madge Tennent.
I about fainted!
I believe it may be a pastel or a charcoal drawing. Hard to tell.
The newspaper rendition is rather faint, and the photocopy is not
particularly good. But I made several copies to bring up as much
detail as I could, and then scanned the dickens out of one of them.
Mrs. Blanding had a patrician look -- aquiline nose, lovely deep-set
blue eyes, a cloud of white hair. The resemblance to DB is quite
apparent, especially to photos of him as a young man.
The portrait is in Files: Photos: Friends & Family of DB. The poem
is in Files: Publications: Honolulu Star-Bulletin: 1927 Articles by
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