Sunday, May 26, 2019

Discovery …

… These Adventurous Women Photographed the California Desert in the 1920s - Atlas Obscura. (Hat tip Rus Bowden.)

After he’d carefully cleaned the pictures he’d rescued from the Dumpster, the historian in May realized the material was worthy of archiving for future scholars. What especially grabbed his attention were Smith’s images from an early era of Southern California’s Corn Springs in the Chuckwalla Mountains. “Susie was documenting a period in the desert, especially the years 1910-1920, we know little about,” said May.

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