Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Photograph of Hugh Wilson working on a model ship while smoking out of a pipe. The ship is on a stand, while he sits and leans down to focus on the details. On the wall behind him there is a painting of a ship similar to the one he is repairing. This photograph appears with the article, “WATER BOND MOVE BEGUN,” Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 1935: 21. Handwritten on negative: Hugh Wilson 7-30-35 Text from newspaper caption: Far from his Scottish home where shipbuilding is a craft carried on from father to son, Hugh Wilson, of 210 South Curtis street, Alhambra, continues his craft in miniature. He is shown, above, with a whaling ship of the type use in the middle of the last century, which he is remodeling for Norman Rockwell, the illustrator. Four of Wilson’s models are being shown at the San Gabriel Art Gallery. Text from negative sleeve: 2045—Hugh Wilson of Alhambra, Builds ship models 7-30-35, [Stamped:] SEP 13 1935.
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Model ships Handicraft--California--Los Angeles Wilson, Hugh, 1876-1957