On our way back from the Casa Grande National Monument, Prehistoric Ruins, we stopped at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum in Florence.
This is a very nicely organized museum, the displays are well done, not jammed into too small spaces, and representative of the area.
I think possibly one of their most unusual and wonderful displays was of saguaro furniture donated to the museum by Maude M. Havins, which was designed and constructed by R. O. Perry in the late 1930's to early 1940's.
Isn't that just the best?? True works of art. In fact, the signage stated that he cared more for the art of the furniture than making his art into a business success.
Then, there is this typewriter, with the most unusual keyboard I have seen. This is a Smith Premier No. 4.
|At least it is a qwerty keyboard.|
There was a dinner table set in a lovely collection of dinner wear called Mexicana, manufactured by the Homer Laughlin Company in the late 1930's, said to be highly collectible, I can see why.
*The photos of the saguaro furniture were tweaked for color, I had my Sony set on the wrong setting and they turned out quite yellow. The photo of the purpled glass may also be a bit off from true color as the entire collection was in a glass case, giving the photographer (Moi) a bit of a challenge (by then, I had discovered the error in the settings and had corrected same.)