RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that A T-Bird Trader plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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A T-Bird Trader
Julie Verhagen
Denver CO 80220
Western Photos, Indian Detour AZ NM. Fred Harvey Ephemera. William H Jackson's Detroit Publishing & Photos. Native Americana, Roadside Americana. Books. Southwest Artists.
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Stephen H. Willard 1894-1966 American ( California) Photographer.

In the 1920’s SHW, while residing in Palm Springs, CA began photographing the Coachella Valley and the surrounding desert areas. Even though he was more interested in experimental photography as an art form, he had to cater to the tourist trade in order to support his family.

From his studio in Palm Springs CA he made his own prints and real photo postcard, maintaining a high and consistent print quality.

In 1998, Denver’s very own Hal D Gould of The Camera Obscura Gallery valued over 1600 items of his work. This formal appraisal resulted in 100 pages of detailed description. This appraisal is a testament of SHW’s photographic accomplishments.

In 1999, Dr Beatrice E Willard, Boulder, CO, donated her father’s work to the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Willard’s legacy has yet to be discovered, the book yet to be written.

The photographs and images speak for themselves.

Prices in line with Real Photo Postcards and Photo Prints $8.00 to $600.00 +
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Photo: Taos Church

1930’s Framed, hand tinted photograph, St Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

Photo unsigned. Image 7” x 11”. 1932 Ford Sedan. Glazed with museum glass. Stamped Backside by Bunnell Studios, San Diego, CA. $575.00
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A lions share of Native American Postcards mostly Detroit Photographic/ Publishing and published by Fred Harvey plus other better printers.

Some images by famous photographers, William H. Jackson, Laura Gilpin, etc.

Priced per item by condition and rarity $1.00 to $125.00. Some items are framed.

Indian Detours, Santa Fe RR and CourierCars 1936 4 panel Travel Brochure. 48 pages.

Maps, photos and colored graphics. NM, AZ and a Snake Dance photo. $62.00
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Title: Agnes Pelton Poet of Nature

Published by Palm Springs Art Museum 1995 Michael Zakian

1913 Exhibits with the Armory Show. 1917 Begins a life long interest in mysticism and occult. 1919 Visits Mabel Dodge, Taos, NM. 1938 Becomes a member of the New Mexico Transcendental Painting Group.

Wonderful art work. Painted oil views of smoke trees that catered to the tourist trade so she could pursue the transcendental images. A spirited creative women with an interesting life, often compared to Georgia O’Keeffe. 9 x 12 Paper. Clean copy 128 pgs glossy colored ills $75.00
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William Henry Jackson Colorado Photographs

Fresh from the Colorado History Museum garage sale, 8  panels making there first public showing since the sale. Each panel has 2  8x10 b/w images printed from a Jackson negative. The panels are from a display put together in the 70's by  the CHM for public viewing and educational purposes. I found these especially interesting since some of the views have the Detroit Photographic name and number on the image. Me, with a printers background find the excellent quality of the Detroit Photographic/Publishing postcard most desirable, then of course most of the images belonged to WHJ.

Per panel price range $65.00 to $85.00

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