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Monday, August 25, 2008

ZENO KLINKER'S CALIFORNIA LICENSE 1919

Phyllis Hansen's discovery of the writer/adventurer Zeno Klinker's California Automobile License, not only gives us an insight into California automotive history, but details personal information about the great radio writer. The license, which is just a heavy piece of paper (stamped and addressed on one side), tells us the exact location of Zeno's dwelling place in 1919. Zeno was the brother of the great California artist and historical preservationist Orpha Klinker. He became a well known air plane pilot and the writer for Edgar Bergan's raido show. Zeno was 19 years old when he received this document.
California Automobile Driver's License 1919 - Collection of Phyllis Hansen 2008 (click on image to enlarge)
California Automobile Driver's License 1919 - Collection of Phyllis Hansen 2008 (click on image to enlarge)

3 comments:

leezee52 said...

I met Mr Klinker when I was little I don't remember where probably in Sacramento Ca and I have his autograph.

Thanks for sharing this.

Lee :)

pam said...

i knew zeno klinker and his wife sugar as a child. they used to come to my parents motel, THE PARKLINE, in three rivers, california. i even stayed in his home in hollywood several times! i've been writing a memoirs and needed some information. that's how i came across this site! thank you!

Al Sova said...

I have a large collection of negatives photos of Zito traveling in national parks in the late 1920’s also some with his Sister Orpha also have their Father bible from 1890 and a Journal the father kept from a trip he took around the world...