BEAUTIFUL LAKE TAHOE A SELECTION OF HAND COLORED PRINTS FROM THE STUDIO OF HAROLD A. PARKER TAHOE TAVERN LAKE TAHOE AND PASADENA CALIFORNIA [title from inside front cover]. Tahoe Tavern, Lake Tahoe and Pasadena: Harold A. Parker, . 28x36 cm (11x14 inches), 10 leaves with mounted photographs, original tan wrappers printed in brown, cord tied. 10 hand-colored photographic prints, 15.2x20.2 cm (6x8 inches), mounted on gray paper with title and "copyright 1911 by Harold A. Parker printed below each photograph. Cover title reads: "HAROLD A PARKER / PRETTY PICTURES / POPULAR PLACES / LAKE TAHOE." The images are: Tavern Point, Lake Tahoe from Carnelian Bay Drive, Steamer Tahoe, Rubicon Point, Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, Mount Tallac, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cave Rock -- the Lady of the Lake and Lake Tahoe from Glenbrook. "Harold A. Parker (1878-1930) was born in Iowa and immigrated to Pasadena with his parents in 1892 at the age of 14. He became interested in photography at an early age, and began working professionally in 1900. He opened his Pasadena studio in 1904 and operated it until his death in 1930 at the age of 52. Parker also operated a studio in the Tahoe Tavern at Lake Tahoe between 1908 and 1913, where he produced a number of images of the Tavern, Lake Tahoe, and the surrounding areas" (the guide to the Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Lantern Slides and Transparencies, circa 1900-1930, The Huntington Library). "Images frequently recognized but often unattributed to Harold A. Parker set the artistic standard for Lake Tahoe photography for decades. Parker held the summer franchise for the Tahoe Tavern photo studio and newsstand from 1908 to 1913. Successor photographers often set their tripod in Parker's footsteps to capture the same image" (Carol A. Jensen). Light wear to wrappers at edges, mild stain on front wrapper, prints fine. (#167149).
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