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Drawings (visual works)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

M. M. Ord Letters, 1856 January 31

 File — Box 4257.023: [1006214248], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letters to Molly M. Ord of San Fransico, California, one signed "G. E. Ord," the other "Bro. Marcy." One addresses the recipient as "Molly," the other as "Mollie." Annotation identifies "Molly/Mollie" as the wife of Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), US Army officer, who was in California at the time these letters were written. The identification may be accurate; Ord married Mary Mercer Thompson, daughter of a prominent San Francisco lawyer, and one of the letters does make reference to...
Dates: 1856 January 31

Sam Groff Letter and Sketch, 1917 June 14

 File — Box 4251.001: [1006213006], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Letter and an ink drawing from Sam Groff to his parents in Ridgefield, Washington. In 1917, Groff was in Vallejo, California, probably in naval basic training since he mentions standing in line for hours waiting to "draw clothes" and the sailors having to wait to eat until the electricians were finished in the mess hall. He includes a blue ink sketch of a sailor holding a bottle of rum with the caption "Old Masterpiece by Rum Brandy, A Full Sailor."
Dates: 1917 June 14

Wade Hall Collection of Drawings and Sketches, circa 1945

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 34
Scope and Contents This file contains five sketches and drawings in pencil, pen, and watercolor. Two are signed "Doug." Another, a cartoon of a woman holding a picture, includes the dialogue, "Gee, I hope Doug will give me this--I gotta hole in my plaster to cover."
Dates: circa 1945