TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF AUGUST DERLETH'S RESIDENCE, PLACE OF HAWKS, TAKEN IN 1940 BY EPHRAIM BURT TRIMPEY. Two real photo postcards, each measuring 5 3/8x3 1/4 inches, on card stock with "post card" and "place stamp here" printed on versos. Two exterior views of August Derleth's residence, Place of Hawks, taken in 1940. Trimpey also took the frequently published photographs of Derleth sitting in a wing back chair near a fireplace in his home (1941) and surrounded by books at his desk (1942), as well as a series of 1939 studio portraits of Derleth. 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 (#164270).