NAIVE ART - 50 POSTCARDS with HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS written in SPANISH Sent from L.A. to S.F. California 1939
50 Postcards hand-written in Spanish, each with lovely Naive Art Drawing on the top portion. Written by someone named Vada who lived in Los Angeles, to a woman named Maida who lived in San Francisco.
All but 9 of the 50 postcards are pasted on to the inner pages of a 5x8 inch spiral notebook, one postcard on each page, pasted with the written side showing. Each postcard has a hand drawn illustration above the written correspondence. The front and rear covers of the notebook also have drawings pasted on to them. A few of the cards have a handwritten date of 1939. Some of the 9 laid-in cards show a postmark of Los Angeles dated 1939 and are addressed to a "Mrs. A. M. Lawton" at "20 Joice Street, San Francisco". There is no indication why "Mrs. A.M. Lawton" is called Maida in the correspondence.
The person who wrote the cards in Spanish and made the drawings, Vada, lived in Los Angeles. The cards were written in simple Spanish, likely because the writer is not a native speaker and is learning Spanish. Maida (aka Mrs. A.M. Lawton), the recipient of the cards, lived in San Francisco. There is no indication whether or not she was a native speaker. The inside rear cover states: "Cuaderno para vus lecciones españoles / May 14, 1939".
Overall GOOD condition, writing and art that is bright and clear, in a still sturdy notebook.
A unique collection of Naive Art and correspondence from 1939 California.