L.L. Whitman correspondence, 1903-1911

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Descriptive Summary

Title: L.L. Whitman correspondence
Dates: 1903-1911
Collection Number: mssHM 81903-82022
Creator: Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932
Extent: 121 items in 3 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection consists of letters from L.L. Whitman and his wife to his mother R.J. Whitman, in South Paris, Maine.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], L.L. Whitman correspondence, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from DeWolfe and Wood, February 2015.

Biography

Lester L. (Lester Lee) Whitman was born in 1861. He was a well-known transcontinentalist. Whitman made several cross country automobile trips in a Franklin, a Reo, and an Oldsmobile. In Pasadena, California, he owned an automobile manufacturing shop. He held several automobile records including San Francisco, California to New York City in 15 days 2 hours and 12 minutes in 1906. He also made the ascent to Mount Wilson in his 1907 Franklin and said, "Not for five hundred dollars would I make the trip again."

Scope and Content

The Whitman correspondence begins on May 28, 1903 in Pasadena, California. Whitman writes to his mother about a potential automobile trip from San Francisco, California to New York and introduces her to his driving partner, E.I. Hammond. The duo will be trailing several hundred miles behind E.T. Fetch and M.C. Krarup, another pair on their way to New York. Whitman writes that he has more faith in his 4.5-horsepower Oldsmobile than the 1903 Packard, which Fetch is driving. Postcards and letters concerning his trip east are sent from various locations including Lovelock and Elko, Nevada, Ogden, Utah, Rawlins, Wyoming, and Elwood, Nebraska. On the road, Whitman and Hammond face mechanical issues, rugged roads, and harsh weather conditions. In one letter, Whitman writes about frightening a lone Indian to death when they approached him in their "machine." In another event, they recruited the help of two cowboys, who used "their lassos to pull us up a bank some 15ft high..." (July 20, 1903). When driving through the country side, the undeveloped roads prove to be difficult: "The country is all mud, terrible. We can make but little progress. This mud is the black adobe like lard and dries hard as flint" (Aug. 13, 1903). In Detroit, Michigan, Whitman meets Ransom E. Olds and appears to be an honored guest at an automobile race with 10,000 people in attendance. Whitman speaks too soon when he writes "I don't want any more endurance runs..." because he dashes across the continent again in 1904, 1906, and 1910 at record-setting rates, which include breaking Fetch's record. Whitman reflects that his automobile trip "helps to season and spice the short life we stay on this earth" (Oct. 18, 1903).
The correspondence resumes in June 1904 in Syracuse, New York. Whitman appears to be preparing for his next transcontinental trip with Charles S. Carris. Whitman and Carris left San Francisco, Californ ia on August 1, 1904 and arrived in New York City 33 days later on September 3, 1904. Whitman writes, "I am well and hearty- and have in my pocket a check for $1,200 – for my labor, pretty good eh?" (September 3, 1904).
After a brief vacation on the east coast, Whitman and his wife arrive home in Pasadena, California on November 13, 1904. At this point in time, the letters mainly concern family, friends, social life, and updates on Whitman's business as a car manufacturer with his partner W.G. Hansen. Concerning car sales, Whitman jokes: "If I can't sell them we can run them into the ocean" (July 11, 1909). There are a number of letters from Syracuse, New York as Whitman was offered a position with H.H. Franklin Mfg. Co. after his trip; however, he did not remain with the company for very long. In late 1910 and early 1911, Whitman and W.T. Harrington opened a garage selling automobiles and supplies in Pasadena, California. Unfortunately, business was "rotten" and the garage was bought out in late February. Besides occupying himself in the automobile industry, Whitman writes often about his vegetable garden, trapping gophers, and his health. He suffered from asthma, frequent headaches, and rheumatism. Thus, there are several letters from hot springs in San Jacinto, California, which he calls a "stinking place."
Much of the correspondence from Pasadena, California consists of letters from Whitman and his wife Sophia in the same envelope. Occasionally, there are letters addressed to an "Elizabeth," possibly a relative in South Paris, Maine. Some of the letters include dried pressed flowers. There are also clippings related to Whitman's travels from the Lewiston Saturday Journal and Pacific Automobiling in 1904. There are two pamphlets that Whitman wrote about his cross country trips: From Coast to Coast in a Motor-Car (1905) and Coast to Coast in a REO (1910). Note: Coast to Coast in a REO was transferred to the Rare Books Department in May 2015. The call number is RB 645458. Lastly, there is one photograph from Whitman's transcontinental trip in 1910.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Carris, Charles S.
Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932
Hammond, Eugene I. (Eugene Irish), 1880-1948

Corporate Names

Reo Motor Car Company

Subjects

Automobile drivers
Automobile driving
Automobile industry and trade
Automobile racing
Automobile supplies industry
Automobile travel
Franklin automobile
Garages
Hot springs--California--San Jacinto
Oldsmobile automobile
Reo automobile

Geographic Areas

California--Description and travel
Pasadena--Social life and customs
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)--Description and travel
San Gabriel River Valley (Calif.)
Syracuse (N.Y.)
United States--Description and travel

Genre

Correspondence (letters)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Photographs


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Correspondence 1903-1904, Oct. 18

 

 HM 81903  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, May 28)

With envelope
 

 HM 81904  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, June 30)

With envelope
 

 HM 81905  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 1)

With envelope
 

 HM 81906  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 1)

 

 HM 81907  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to [Sophia Whitman] (1903, July 3)

 

 HM 81908  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 5)

With envelope and business card
 

 HM 81909  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 10)

 

 HM 81910  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 15)

With envelope
 

 HM 81911  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 16)

 

 HM 81912  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 20)

With envelope
 

 HM 81913  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 27)

 

 HM 81914  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, July 30)

With envelope, business cards, notes, and a typewritten story entitled "How the Brownies went to the North Pole, and what they did there."
 

 HM 81915  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, Aug. 3)

 

 HM 81916  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Aug. 13)

With envelope
 

 HM 81917  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Aug. 16)

With envelope
 

 HM 81918  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Aug. 23)

With envelope
 

 HM 81919  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Aug 28)

With envelope, Bill of Lading, and receipt
 

 HM 81920  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, Sep. 3)

 

 HM 81921  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, Sep. 6)

 

 HM 81922  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Sep. 8)

With envelope
 

 HM 81923  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Sep. 17)

With envelope
 

 HM 81924  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Sep. 21)

With envelope
 

 HM 81925  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 telegram to R.J. Whitman (1903, Sep. 23)

With envelope
 

 HM 81926  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Oct. 6)

With envelope
 

 HM 81927  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1903, Oct. 11)

 

 HM 81928  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Oct. 13)

With envelope
 

 HM 81929  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Oct. 16)

With envelope
 

 HM 81930  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Oct. 18)

With envelope
 

 HM 81931  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1903, Oct. 19)

With envelope
 

 HM 81932  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, June 26)

With envelope
 

 HM 81933  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, July 1)

With envelope
 

 HM 81934  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, July 8)

With envelope
 

 HM 81935  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, July 19)

With envelope
 

 HM 81936  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, July 21)

With envelope and receipt
 

 HM 81937  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, July 24)

With envelope
 

 HM 81938  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1904, Aug. 3)

 

 HM 81939  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Aug. 11)

With envelope
 

 HM 81940  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Sep. 3)

With envelope
 

 HM 81941  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Sep. 14)

With envelope
 

 HM 81942  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Sep. 20)

With envelope
 

 HM 81943  Dingley, B.H. letter to Lester L. (Lester Lee) Whitman, 1861-1932 (1904, Oct. 18)

With envelope
Box 2

Correspondence 1904, Oct. 25-1909

 

 HM 81944  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Oct. [25])

With envelope and business card
 

 HM 81945  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Oct. 27)

 

 HM 81946  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 7)

With envelope
 

 HM 81947  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 9)

 

 HM 81948  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 11)

 

 HM 81949  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 12)

 

 HM 81950  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 postcard to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 12)

 

 HM 81951  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 16)

With envelope
 

 HM 81952  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 26)

With envelope
 

 HM 81953  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Nov. 28)

With envelope and newspaper clippings
 

 HM 81954  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Nov.)

With envelope
 

 HM 81955  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1904, Dec. 27)

With envelope
 

 HM 81956  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 6)

With envelope
 

 HM 81957  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 14)

With envelope
 

 HM 81958  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 23)

With envelope and business cards
 

 HM 81959  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 24)

With envelope
 

 HM 81960  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 26)

With envelope
 

 HM 81961  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 27)

With envelope
 

 HM 81962  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1905, Jan. 28)

With envelope
 

 HM 81963  Franklin, H.H. letter to Lester L. (Lester Lee) Whitman, 1861-1932 (1905, Feb. 25)

 

 HM 81964  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1908, Nov. 15)

With envelope
 

 HM 81965  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1908, Dec. 13)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman] letter to R.J. Whitman
 

 HM 81966  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Jan. 5-6)

With envelope and pressed flowers
 

 HM 81967  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Feb. 4)

With envelope. Includes letters from Sophia [Whitman] to R.J. Whitman and Elizabeth -----
 

 HM 81968  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Feb. 23)

With envelope
 

 HM 81969  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Mar. 2)

With envelope and newspaper clipping
 

 HM 81970  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Mar. 4)

With envelope and business card
 

 HM 81971  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Mar. 16)

With envelope
 

 HM 81972  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Mar. 26)

With envelope and newspaper clippings
 

 HM 81973  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Apr. 7)

With envelope
 

 HM 81974  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Apr. 18)

With envelope
 

 HM 81975  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, May 7)

With envelope. Includes letter from Lester L. (Lester Lee) Whitman, 1861-1932 to R.J. Whitman on the same letter
 

 HM 81976  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, June 16)

With envelope
 

 HM 81977  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, June 29)

With envelope
 

 HM 81978  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, July 11)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman] to R.J. Whitman
 

 HM 81979  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Aug. 3)

With envelope
 

 HM 81980  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Aug. 30)

With envelope and newspaper clipping. Includes letters from Sophia [Whitman] to R.J. Whitman and Elizabeth -----
 

 HM 81981  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Sep. 28)

With envelope and newspaper clipping
 

 HM 81982  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Oct. 27)

With envelope
 

 HM 81983  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Nov. 8)

With envelope, pressed flowers, and fabric swatch. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman] on the same letter and a note to Elizabeth -----
 

 HM 81984  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1909, Nov. 29)

With envelope
Box 3

Correspondence, Ephemera, and Photograph 1910-1911

 

 HM 81985  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1910, Oct. 28)

With envelope. Includes letter to Elizabeth -----
 

 HM 81986  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1910, Nov. 12)

With envelope. Includes letters from Sophia [Whitman] to R.J. Whitman
 

 HM 81987  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1910, Nov. 25)

With envelope. Includes letters from [Sophia Whitman] to R.J. Whitman. One letter written on letter from Elizabeth -----
 

 HM 81988  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1910, Dec. 16)

With envelope. Includes letter [Sophia Whitman] to [R.J. Whitman]
 

 HM 81989  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Jan. 3)

With envelope. Includes letter to Elizabeth ----- on the same letter
 

 HM 81990  [Whitman, Sophia] letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Jan. 9)

With envelope and pressed flower
 

 HM 81991  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Jan. 28)

With envelope
 

 HM 81992  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Feb. 7)

With envelope and business card
 

 HM 81993  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Feb. 9)

With envelope. Includes letter to Elizabeth -----
 

 HM 81994  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Feb. 21)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman]
 

 HM 81995  [Whitman, Sophia] 1 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Mar. 7)

With envelope. Includes letter from L.L. Whitman on same letter and letter from Sophia [Whitman] to Elizabeth ----
 

 HM 81996  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Mar. 27)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman]
 

 HM 81997  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Apr. 3)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman]
 

 HM 81998  [Whitman], Sophia letter to Elizabeth ----- (1911, Apr. 8-20)

With envelope. Includes letter to R.J. Whitman dated Apr. 20 1911
 

 HM 81999  [Whitman, Sophia] letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Apr. 10)

With envelope
 

 HM 82000  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Apr. 17)

With envelope
 

 HM 82001  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Apr. 25)

With envelope
 

 HM 82002  Whitman, Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, May 5)

With envelope and pressed flowers. Includes letter from Janette ----- dated Sep. 28, 1911 and Susie ---- dated Sep. 28, 1911
 

 HM 82003  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, May 15)

With envelope
 

 HM 82004  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 1 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, May 20)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman], a flyer, and pressed flowers wrapped in portion of another letter
 

 HM 82005  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, May 20)

With envelope
 

 HM 82006  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, May 26)

With envelope
 

 HM 82007  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, June 10)

With envelope
 

 HM 82008  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, July 14)

With envelope. Includes letter from Sophia [Whitman]
 

 HM 82009  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, July 31)

With envelope. Includes letters from Sophia [Whitman] to "Little Henry" , Elizabeth -----, and R.J. Whitman
 

 HM 82010  [Whitman], Isabel letters to "Mother, Papa, and Grandma" (1911, Aug. 25)

 

 HM 82011  [Whitman, Sophia] and Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Sep. 1)

With envelope.
 

 HM 82012  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Sep. 13)

With envelope and plant leaves
 

 HM 82013  Whitman, Lester L. (Lester Lee), 1861-1932 letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Sep. 27)

With envelope and newspaper clippings
 

 HM 82014  [Whitman], Sophia letter to R.J. Whitman (1911, Oct. 5)

With envelope. Includes letters from Janette dated Sep. 28, 1911 and Susie dated Sep. 28, 1911
 

 HM 82015  Godfrey, Abbie Prentiss letter to George Crockett (1911, July 7)

With envelope
 

 HM 82016  [Whitman, Sophia] letter to ----- ----- [undated]

Incomplete
 

 HM 82017  Among the Automobiles [clipping] (1904, Oct. 22)

From Lewiston Saturday Journal
 

 HM 82018  Whitman Reduces Transcontinental Record 28 Days [clippings] [1904]

From Pacific Automobiling
 

 HM 82019  L.L. Whitman's Second Transcontinental Tour [clipping] [1904]

From Pacific Automobiling
 

 HM 82020  From Coast to Coast in a Motor-Car by L.L. Whitman [pamphlet] [1905]

With note card: "There are 'many men of many minds' and also men of many kinds. But this kind of a man, I am sure you'll agree. Is the kind we are always glad to see."
 

 HM 82021  Coast to Coast in a Reo [pamphlet] (1910)

Original transferred to Rare Books Department, May 2015. Call number: RB 645458
 

 HM 82022  "From N.Y. to S.F. in a Reo – 10 day – 18 hour – 12 min. From N.Y. to Los Angeles in a Reo – 12 day – 21 hour – 51 min" [photograph] [1910]

Photograph by N. Lazarnick
 

L.L. Whitman's business cards [undated]

Includes pressed flowers