Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 240

"Newport Harbor Orange County Harbor District California",

Subject: Newport Beach, California

Period: 1939 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

14.7 x 9.5 inches
37.3 x 24.1 cm
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This promotional brochure, issued by the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce, depicts Newport Harbor and Newport Beach. Intended for both tourists and locals, the brochure touts the recreational activities in the area including fishing, surfing, horseback riding and lawn bowling and states "The vast resources of Nature coupled with the genius of man have transformed Newport Harbor into the finest all-year round playground on the Pacific Coast." The full sheet measures 16 x 18.2" and the verso is filled with numerous illustrations.

Illustrated by Claude Putnam, who is probably best known for his later illustrations in the Roads to Romance campaign in the 1940's and 50's to promote tourism in Southern California. for an example.


Condition: B+

Issued folding in vivid color with a few small surface abrasions in the image.