4164Re: I need help in identifying 3 Blanding drawings
- Mar 28, 2007I think Jim has nailed it, but which year is the question.
The auction clearly specifies "prints" and I queried the seller on
this point while considering a bid. The notes added to the auction
are in reference to my query. (The seller still can't
spell "crinoline" but ....) And yes, I was prepared with a 1-second
snipe if Keith's 7-second bid had been challenged!
Keith, take a look at the S-B material you have from March through May
1927 and October 1927. DB illustrated spring and fall "Fashion
Numbers" and also did the "jewels" illustrations for Wall & Dougherty
during this period. Is it possible the special newspaper sections
were connected in some way to a Junior League fashon show that year?
I'm sure I would have copied any relevant information, but all I have
are copies of a few DB illustrations, no references to the Junior
As shown by the examples in Files>Don Blanding>Illustrations, the 1927
S-B illustrations are very much in the style of the illustrations
shown by Jim and Keith.
As you all may be aware, between us Keith and I have read the
S-B from 1921 through 1928, except for the latter half of 1924
(microfilm coming) and the elusive May 1923 (microfilm may not
exist!). In all of this, the only reference I see so far connecting
DB and the Junior League is the May 1928 production of "Hula Moon."
These drawings are NOT for that production.
Except for the notation on Jim's illustration, I would have said that
Keith's latest acquisitions might have been from any of the various
pageants DB produced while he lived in Honolulu, including those for
Mardi Gras (1924), the Quat'z Arts balls, and assorted organizations.
We can safely rule out 1917 (no DB pageants that year), 1918-1920 (DB
was either in the army or away from Honolulu), and 1926 (DB was in Los
Angeles most of the year).
Does anyone have a means of contacting the Junior League in Honolulu
to find out what may be in their archives?
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