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Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

ithographic reproduction

Tom Lea. Frontispiece and jacket illustration for
Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver. 1939.
Lithographic reproduction on board.
J. Frank Dobie Collection.

Another man came unexpectedly to the studio one day in the Hill Building. My father brought him and introduced him. His name was Frank Dobie. I felt honored that he had come. I had pored over, not merely read, three of his books; I told him that some of the pages he had written seemed to me the very voice of the land I was trying to paint. . . . Sarah and I were married in the summer of 1938 and our first home was a furnished apartment we rented on North Stanton Street. The apartment’s back room had wide windows giving plenty of light. . . . Working on a drawing board by those windows I made the pen and ink drawings, the color paintings and the jacket design for Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver.

- Tom Lea, A Picture Gallery.


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