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Image for Portrait Photograph of Wisconsin Aviators Ruth Harman and Herb Walraven [Aviation, Portrait Photography, Gustav A. Malme]

Portrait Photograph of Wisconsin Aviators Ruth Harman and Herb Walraven [Aviation, Portrait Photography, Gustav A. Malme]

By: Malme, Gustav A.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Malme Studio: c. 1943

Seller ID: 3254

Condition: Near Fine


Large sepia-toned photograph, approx. 20 by 26 cm, matted in a 28 by 38.5 cm portrait folder. The folder, with “Malme / Racine” printed in the lower margin, has had the cover flap neatly removed (probably for framing). The remaining mat is near fine, and the photograph is fine. A striking image of, we believe, Ruth Harman and Herb Walraven. Both are wearing aviation helmets and goggles. This is presumably a wedding portrait, but there are no notes, dates or names on the folder. Ruth Harman (1913-1993), a pioneering aviatrix who was friends with Amelia Earhart, was Wisconsin’s “fi... View more info

Image for Photograph of the First National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather and Yosemite National Park Superintendent Washington Dusty Lewis

Photograph of the First National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather and Yosemite National Park Superintendent Washington Dusty Lewis

By: [National Park Service]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: np, np: [1925]

Seller ID: 3345

Condition: Very Good


No location or publisher are noted, though it was presumably taken by the NPS at Yosemite, [1925]. Gelatin silver black and white photograph, 17.2 by 12.2 cm, blank on verso. Very good with some tiny, faint creases and some spots on the verso from having been mounted in an album at some time. There’s no other way to say it, this is just a very cool image of Stephen Mather and Dusty Lewis. Mather, shown on the right in the photograph, was a self-made millionaire from the borax industry who, in 1915, became special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane for nation... View more info