1939 STUDIO PORTRAIT OF AUGUST DERLETH BY EPHRAIM BURT TRIMPEY. Image size 150x110 mm (5 7/8x4 3/8 inches), silverprint, blind-stamped "Trimpey" below the image. This is one of at least three portraits of Derleth taken during this photo session. Trimpey also took the frequently published photographs of Derleth sitting in a wing back chair near a fireplace in his home, "Place of Hawks" (1941) and surrounded by books at his desk (1942), as well as exterior views of Place of Hawks taken in 1940. Ephraim Burt Trimpey (1878-1948), a self-described "photo artist" born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, married Alice Kent in 1910 and the couple settled in Baraboo, Wisconsin, Alice's home town, where Ephraim established his photographic business which he ran, along with his later antique business, until his death in 1948. "Through his photographic work and antique business, Trimpey was acquainted with the movers and shakers of southern Wisconsin. He photographed Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Portage native Zona Gale. Sauk Prairie author August Derleth and Jennie Rooney, an acclaimed trapeze artist and performer with the Ringling Brothers Circus, were also clients." - Wisconsin Historical Society. Fine (#164268).