Midcentury modders, do we have a treat for you! Opening this Friday at Curatorial Assistance’s Union Gallery in Old Town Pasadena—

“Out of the Archive: Maynard L. Parker Modern Photography,” featuring fifty pictures selected and printed from the 58,000-image Parker archive at The Huntington. All images are modern archival inkjet prints made from Maynard L. Parker’s original negatives and transparencies.

The opening is part of ArtNight Pasadena, which is always a blast. Exhibit runs through Jan. 15, 2016.

Bedroom, Postwar House, Los Angeles, California, 1946. The elaborate model postwar house showcased the latest designs in furniture and appliances, including a customized bed with pull-down armrests and a nightstand conveniently outfitted as a control center for the home’s electrical systems.

Woman in kitchen, no date. Parker made this advertising photograph for the client, Kitchen-Kraft.

Living Room, George Turner residence, La Cañada Flintridge, California, c. 1947. Architect: George Turner.

Centerpiece display for the Southern California Gas Company, 1945.

Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Caldwell on the patio of their residence, Tucson, Arizona, ca. 1944. Architect: Josias Joesler; furniture designer: Paul László.

Cocoanut Grove nightclub at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, no date.

All photographs by Maynard L. Parker.


1958 Walton Residence | Architect: E. Fay Jones | Bentonville, Arkansas | Photos: (1961) Maynard L. Parker | Residence won AIA Honor Award

Euine Fay Jones was an American architect and designer. He was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. Jones is also the only one of Wright’s disciples to have received the AIA Gold Medal (1990), the highest honor awarded by the American Institute of Architects. - Via