Monday, May 19, 2008

1923 Cleveland Invite / H P Lovecraft President


This is a fun piece of ephemera. Read the sellers comments (epegana, i.e. Terrence McVicker):


YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE FORTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION TO BE HELD IN CLEVELAND, OHIO JULY 2, 3, 4, 5K, 1923 - H. P. LOVECRAFT, PRESIDENT


I (epegana) offer a rare piece of Lovecraft ephemera - an original card of invitation to attend the forty-eighth convention of the Natational Amateur Press Association. With Lovecraft's interest in his own writing taking more and more of his time, HPL gradually began withdrawing from his amateur activities, but an unusual event pulled him back in again and he was persuaded to take over as interim president...former president William Dowdell had deserted his post to run off with a show-girl!

2 comments:

Kusmi said...
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Kusmi said...

Been away for awhile, good to know you're still at it!

Another Cleveland bit for you-

The Statler Hotel here in Cleveland still watches majestically over Downtown Public Square.

Good to know where the old N.A.P.A. conventions took place.

Sonia Greene worked down the street at Halle's department store (which coincidentally is now a hotel), in the millinery department.

Here are a couple links to old photos of the buildings:

Statler:

http://www.forgottendetroit.com/statler/images/cleveland.jpg

Halle's (exterior):

http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/press&CISOPTR=401&CISOBOX=1&REC=11

Millinery interior (photo from a decade after Sonia worked there):

http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/press&CISOPTR=467&CISOBOX=1&REC=7

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