I recently moved sections of information here from the front page. Items moved were mainly my own research topics which I might follow up on someday if interests prevails. You can reach me anytime by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is my collection - minus the 2 or 3 I've picked up since
Some of these I framed myself and some I have duplicates of are not pictured.
2002 Roscomare Rd, Los Angeles, California 90077
According to neighbors, census records and good old google earth this is an image of the old Medeiros home.
Printers....D.A.C & A.A.K. & Other Lithographers
Most prints are marked D.A.C. which is Donald Art Company Incorporated or A.A.K. which is Arthur A. Kaplan Company. I have also found prints "Manufactured By Bassons", Perth Amboy, N.J.; I have also found Published for Soroka Sales Inc. PGH. (Pittsburgh) PA; and Fine Art Print by Gellman are other type markings. Sometimes the title of the work is stamped on the back of the lithograph instead of printed at the bottom.
I recently realized that Turner was a printer later than the mid 60's. Here's some information on Turner: According to the 1965 Chicago, Cook County and Illinois Industrial Directory of Manufacturing and Industry, the Turner Manufacturing Company was located at 2315 Keeler Ave., Chicago, Illinois. They were listed as a general manufacturer of wood products such as framed pictures, mirrors, occasional tables, curio cabinets, decorative wall clocks, sconces, and other wall accessories.
Medeiros Family in California & Hawaii
There is a website just for those named Medeiros at http://www.maui.net/~makule/medhome.html
Myrle Wylie (Medeiros) at age 7 is found in 1910 census living at 805 West 5th Street in Santa Ana's 5th ward California. Her father Luther Cameron Wylie (born 1 Jun 1883 in Oakdale,Washington,Illinois) was a pattern maker for a foundry there. She and her 2 older sisters (Roba and Alma May) and great grandfather David William Wylie lived in the home with one domestic servant in 1920.
Ten years later, Myrle was 17 years old living at 57 Maywood Street in Los Angeles with her father, stepmother Laura and sister Alma who was 18.
Myrle's mother Leona May Patterson (Born 3 Oct 1892 in Santa Ana died 21 Apr 1956 in McMinniville Oregon ) Myrle's father Luther Cameron Wylie (Born 1 Jun 1883 - Washington; Death 27 May 1934) Her parent's married 25 Jun 1908 - Santa Ana, Orange, California
Her paternal Grandparents were David William Wylie and Amanda Peel McClurkin In 1900, her father Luther was 16 (birthplace listed as Illinois) living in St Andrews, Walsh, North Dakota with Father, David Wylie age 56, Mother Amanda Wylie age 51 and siblings Cyrus Wylie 20, Frances L Wylie9 and John L Wylie 4.
The 1940 census finds Frank (born 1915) age 25 and Myrtle (Misspelled) age 27 living at 4443 A 56 Street Maywood, Los Angeles CA. She is listed as a Designer at a Shoe Manufacturer. Frank is listed as Born in Hawaii, living in Oakland in 1935 and currently working as an Inspector at a PlXXX Parts Mfg.
In 1930, Frank age 15 is found in Oakland living with his parents (John and Minnie), 7 siblings and grandmother Marie Pregill. His grandparents were born in Portugal but the rest of family was born in Oahu, Hawaii.
If you look up Mederios on ebay you will find a historic romance author, a musician and a comic book illustrator.
Herb Olsen's Book - Painting Children in Watercolor
There was an article written on October 18, 1958, Saturday NY Times titled Technical Excellence; Gladys Davis' Pastels and Herb Olsen's Water-Colors on Exhibition Hereby Stuart Preston which starts "NOWADAYS, when so much store is set on "inspiration," technical excellence is less sought by artists and less appreciated when it appears. It happens, however, that this week's exhibitions include shows by two artists whose technical abilities exceed in interest the uses to which they are put.
Herbert Vincent Olsen's instructions may have led and his style seems influential http://www.learn-watercolor-painting.com/?hop=1color3
Herb taught in Chicago but also seemed to have made it to Connecticut - maybe he traveled?