Friday, January 13, 2012
The Bookplates of Donn P Crane
|Christmas card by Donn P.Crane|
Several weeks ago I wrote about Guthrie Y Barber's bookplate by D.P. Crane .
A few days ago, to my delight and surprise I received an Email from the artist's grand daughter, Ann B.Crane.
How thoughtful of her to contact me . She took the time to send bookplate scans along with some very useful links.
Her grandfather's full name is Donn Philip Crane
Here are some of the bookplates he designed.
|The Artist's Bookplate|
|His Son's bookplate|
|His sister Bessie's Bookplate|
His Daughter Betty's Bookplate
|Guthrie Y. Barber was a family friend,|
The next two plates are from Crane's brother in law's family
Donn Philip Crane (1878-1944)
|Donn Philip Crane|
|Born:||1 Sep 1878 Springfield, Missouri|
|Died:||22 Apr 1944 Chicago, Illinois|
|Father:||Day Otis Crane|
|Mother:||Georgianna B. Morhisen|
|Siblings:||Donn Philip Crane|
Bessie M. Crane
|Spouse:||Alice Florence Jones|
|Married:||11 Oct 1911 Chicago, Illinois|
Donn Philip Crane
- Leonard D.Greco Jr. is a lifetime fan and admirer of Donn P. Crane . Here is a link to the very informative blog he wrote about Mr. Crane and his book illustrations.
Thomas H. Buchanan is an artist/blogger who also wrote about Donn P. Crane.
If you have any Donn P Crane bookplates or ephemera in your collection please send a scan and it will be added to this blog posting.
One final note. I encourage you to send me information about your bookplate collection so we can include it in one of the upcoming collector profiles.
Leonard Greco @ babylonbaroque