Swanlund-Baker Photograph Collection - Paintings
Sam Swanlund applied color paints to dozens of photographic prints made from historical images of Humboldt County. Before selling the painted image he would take a photograph of it, make prints and then sell the framed prints. These four are examples of the prints he made of the painted images. They were donated to the Humboldt State University Library by Ed Scarff in 2008. They once hung in the offices of the Arcata Redwood Company (between Highway 101 and Humboldt Bay, midway between Arcata and Eureka) and later hung in Mr. Scarff’s San Francisco office. Three are now hanging above the book return drops on the first floor of the Library.
HSU Library is fortunate to own several hundred images by R.J. Baker. Please visit the Humboldt Room (Room 308 in the Library) to view and enjoy them.