Correspondence, Obituaries, Publications
- I've posted new material in the Correspondence, Obituaries and
Publications areas of the Files.
Of particular interest is the list of 2nd lieutenants who traveled in
October 1918 aboard the S. S. Colombia of the Pacific Mail Steamship
Co. Several friends of DB were Otis L. Butler, Urban E. Wild and
Lesley (Leslie) Youngs Correthers.
In a 1956 S-B Hawaii Says Aloha column, Correthers is referred to
"Reg Correthers, whom many kamaainas will remember as a producer of
beautiful pageants and shows back around 1912-1916, and myself stayed
on in Rockford, Illinois, after being discharged as second
lieutenants from Camp Grant after the First World War. He taught in
a school, and I took the job of Director of the Art Guild there."
Queston: How could DB have studied for a year or two in Paris and
London if he was working in 1919-1920 as a poster illustrator in
Chicago and then as an instructor in Rockford?
In the 1921 Cupola, yearbook for the Rockford Collage, Leslie Y.
Correthers' picture is right next to Blanding.
I believe Blanding was only in Europe for about six months...nine at
the most. He seems to have constantly exaggerated the amount of time
he stayed in places.
- Allen Sawtelle says he has two photo's of DB while in Paris....I haven't seen
them yet as they are packed away and he hasn't unpacked them yet. Hopefully,
the photo's might have dates attached to them....tj will email him again and
see if he can find them...also, he says that the photo's are of DB sort of,
well, ah, er, well, nude....tj
I think Blanding probably posed nude for art classes in Paris.
It looks like we'll get to know him even better than we expected...
(birthday suit and all!)
- I have an email back from Allen Sawtelle, who says he has knowledge of DB's
stay in Europe as DB related it to him....Allen wants to talk at me on the
phone, and I also, wanted him to put it in writing or record it for
posterity....I'll email later, after I speak further with Allen...tj
- --- In aloha-donblanding@y..., TJMarkle@c... wrote:
> Allen Sawtelle says he has two photo's of DB while in Paris....Ihaven't seen
> them yet as they are packed away and he hasn't unpacked them yet.Hopefully,
> the photo's might have dates attached to them....tj will email himagain and
> see if he can find them...also, he says that the photo's are of DBsort of,
> well, ah, er, well, nude....tjTJ,
Did Allen ever get these photo's to you? I could visit him and
copy them at Kinko's the nest time in Los Vagas if ok with Allen.
Let me know.
- Bev: No I did not get any pictures from Allen Sawtelle yet. I have my
requests in and I'm sure he will reciprocate when he gets to it.......tj