El Monte, California: Latin American Village, (1948). 1st edition. Not located on OCLC. 24 page booklet with explanatory text. Bibliography, p. 24. Printed at La Puente Valley Journal. Illustrated with 20 color printed heavy stiff-stock cards, depicting the divers rooms founds in American Home life over the past 2-1/2 centuries. Portfolio: 16-3/4" x 12-1/4". Illustrations: 13" x 10". Booklet: 11-7/8" x 8-3/4". Booklet- printed paper wrappers, stapled. All housed in custom black half-leather portfolio, with 3 maroon cloth ties, printed paper title label to spine. Portfolio - Nr Fine. Cards & booklet - VG+. Item #40803
"'American Home Life' is the first of serveral series of color plates dealing with the history of the United States and to be known as 'The American Adventure.' ... Our selection of rooms has been for the sake of variety and with some consideration of the importance of different parts of the house at different periods of history." This set starts with New Amersterdam (Dining Room) - 1650, proceeds to Virginia Colony (Parlor) - 1720, to Mohawk Valley (Common Room) - 1760, to Pennsylvania Dutch (Kitchen) - 1790, to Boston (Library) - 1810, to Charleston (Ballroom) - 1820, to New Orleans (Veranda) - 1840, to The Prairie (Bedroom) - 1855, to Illinois (Kitchen) - 1870, to Chicago (Boudoir) - 1880, to finally, Los Angeles (Veranda) - 1905.