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Thursday, October 4, 2007

HISTORIC MISSION PHOTO FROM COLLECTION OF ORPHA KLINKER


Photo of the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espagña - Early 20th Century - Working notebooks of Orpha Klinker

One of California's most import artists and illustrators was the amazing Orpha Klinker. Take time to search out images of her work on the world wide web - you're in for a treat! For those of you familiar with the Los Angeles City Hall tower, there are several of Orpha's paintings of LA's early mayors there.
This photograph of the Mission San Fernando Rey, may have been part of a collection belonging to Mrs. Armitage Forbes who with Ms. Klinker and others saved many historic adobes in California and creaed the famous El Camino Real bells.
Thanks to Phyllis Hansen of the Museum Community for sharing this image with us.

1 comment:

babbling brook said...

Note Mrs. Forbes' mission bell in this photo. Ineresting fact: her foundry manufactured them with clappers. All subsequent mission bells did not have them.
Phyllis