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Title
Luther Burbank Climbing Sofa in Tupper Street Dining Room (Photo Print--Edna Burbank Hayes Wonder Book), 1906
Creator
Hayes, Edna Burbank, 1882-1908
Contributor
Act 3 Partners (Jack Schaefer, Tiburon, CA
http://www.act3partners.com)
Date Created and/or Issued
1906
2018-01-16
Purchase
Contributing Institution
Sonoma County Library
Collection
Luther Burbank Homes & Gardens Collection
Rights Information
Neither the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association, the City of Santa Rosa, nor the Sonoma County Library make any assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images and can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in these records. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association, the City of Santa Rosa, or the Sonoma County Library. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association. Please contact the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association regarding additional reproduction and reuse information at: http://www.lutherburbank.org/contact-us
Rights Holder and Contact
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association (100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 10, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; http://www.lutherburbank.org); City of Santa Rosa (100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 10, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; https://www.srcity.org/); Sonoma County Library (6135 State Farm Drive, Rohnert Park, CA; https://sonomalibrary.org/)
Description
Photo print "#32". Burbank Climbing Sofa in Tupper Street Dining Room. Clowning for the camera. China on shelf. Edna Burbank Hayes Wonder Book.
s
GNIS
Exact geocoding
17
Edna "Brownie" Burbank Hayes (Nov. 14, 1882-May 6, 1908) was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a young woman, Brownie wrote to Luther Burbank hoping that they were related (they were not). Eventually she moved from New York State to Santa Rosa where she worked as a secretary for Luther Burbank and as a caretaker for Burbank's mother. During her stay from 1906-07, Brownie kept a "Wonder Book" detailing her most exciting moments in Burbank's employ like meeting Jack and Charmian London. The "Wonder Book" was filled with photos captioned by Brownie. Her nickname is possibly a reference to the old "brownie" Kodak camera. In 1907, her former employer, Stanley W. Hayes, followed her to California and married her. After a short California honeymoon, they moved to Geneva, New York. Marie Swanson, another Luther Burbank employee and close friend, visited her there. Brownie wrote a short story entitled, "Jumbo," about a small dog owned by Burbank. In the story, she describes her admiration for "Boss". She sent Burbank a copy of the story early in 1908. It is in the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens archive today, as are several studio portraits of Brownie from this period. In 1908, Brownie died as a complication of the birth of her first child. Her son survived and treasures the "Wonder Book" as a link to a mother he never knew. Burbank described Brownie as a "friend" who brightened everyone's day. Judging from her candid photographs of Burbank and his visitors, Brownie's lively enthusiasm and playfulness affected those around her.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Reproduced from original owned by Hayes Arboretum in Richmond, Indiana.
See 99.019.0001 (a-b) for number list and photos in Wonder Book. See 99.019.0002 for Zip disks with files of pictures.
LBH&G Photo Digitization Project--2018
City of Santa Rosa
204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
High (600 ppi)
RGB
Type
image
Format
black-and-white
photograph
image/tiff
image/dng
Extent
1
114.44 MB
16 16 16
600
none
3948
5065
Identifier
castrbhg_pho_0156
99.019.0003 gg
P-I-A-099
castrbhg_0156.dng
http://heritage.sonomalibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15763coll22/id/413
Subject
Still image
Prominent Sonoma County Residents
Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
Time Period
1906
Place
United States
California
Sonoma
Santa Rosa
Tupper Street
Sonoma Avenue
Sonoma Avenue Park, Santa Rosa, California
38.4365863
-122.7116137
Relation
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Collection GUIDE
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Collection
Edna Burbank Hayes wonder book
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sonoma+Avenue+Park+Santa+Rosa+California/@38.4365863,-122.7116137,m/data=!3m1!1e317

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