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Maynard L. Parker photos online at Huntington

August 20, 2009 |  7:59 am

Los Angeles-based architectural photographer Maynard L. Parker captured postwar suburban homes designed by noted architects such as Paul Williams, Richard Neutra and Cliff May for Architectural Digest, Sunset and House Beautiful, among others.

Now, Parker’s archive of nearly 58,000 photographs, negatives and other materials -- donated to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in 1996 -- is accessible through the Huntington’s website using the keywords "Maynard Parker."

About 6,000 of the photographer’s images have been uploaded to the database so far. Archivists will continue digitizing the collection with the goal of making them all electronically available. The Huntington also has created an audio slide show of some of the images, narrated by curator of photographs Jennifer Watts.

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Above: Aaron Lilien residence, Los Angeles, circa 1946. Paul Williams, architect; Shellenberger Interiors, interior design. Digital file from a black-and-white negative.

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Above: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moss residence, Los Angeles, 1945. Jack Moss, interior designer. Digital file from a color transparency.


Above: John and Zola Rex residence, Los Angeles, 1962. Edla Muir, architect. Digital file from a color transparency.

-- Lisa Boone

Photos: Maynard L. Parker Collection, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens