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Aurelius O. Carpenter
Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri
Aurelius O. Carpenter; Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier by Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri

Intrepid photographer Aurelius Carpenter carted his camera equipment across the frontier of northern California's rural Mendocino County region, bumping along rutted dirt roads in a horse drawn wagon. For nearly forty years, beginning in the early 1870s, he documented the lives of Pomo Indians and White settlers, the coming of the railroad, logging and shipping industries, and the agricultural endeavors and natural beauties of the area.

The first examination of Carpenter's life and career, this volume is lavishly illustrated with more than 100 duotone images. Drawn from the collections of the Grace Hudson Museum and showcasing the remarkable body of work produced under Carpenter's imprint, this book brings to life an important period of California history for a contemporary audience.

The book is beautifully designed by Theresa Whitehill of Colored Horse Studios.

120 pages,  9-1/8" x 10-1/2" with 4-1/2" endflaps, sepia-tone cover, 95 duotone plates, 34 other photographs, 6 other illustrations, appendices, 2006. Published by the Grace Hudson Museum/Sun House.
ISBN 978-0-9740300-2-9 trade paper

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