Friday, November 29, 2013

Artist Emile Norman, Big Sur, 1963

Artist Emile Norman at his home in Big Sur in 1963.  From 1946, Norman lived and worked at his studio-home in Big Sur on Pfeiffer Ridge with his partner Brooks Clement, until Clement's death in 1973 from cancer.  Norman often used an innovative technique bringing together his own mixture of epoxy-resin, crushed glass, plastic, or wood creating an effect not dissimilar to cloisonne or stained glass.  Norman died September 24, 2009 in Monterey at age 91.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sen. John F. Kennedy, May 1960

Senator John F. Kennedy with his wife Jaqueline in Monterey on May 29, 1960.  Senator Kennedy's three-day stay to the Monterey Peninsula enabled him to rest up after the rigors of pre-convention campaigning and celebrate his 43rd birthday.  Kennedy played golf at Cypress Point Club and stayed at the lodge in Pebble Beach. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Operation Surfboard, March 1955

A loading boom is eased through the surf by a bulldozer as members of the 38th RCT make their beach landing in San Simeon with over 5,000 U.S. Navy and U.S. Army personnel during Operation Surfboard on March 21, 1995.  (Peter Breinig/The Herald)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cannery Row fire, circa 1969

From a vantage point of Wave Street, people watch one of the many suspicious Cannery Row fires in Monterey circa 1969. (Monterey County Herald archives)