Adelaide Marquand Hanscom Leeson
(1876 - 1931)
Adelaide Marquand Hanscom Leeson was active/lived in California, Oregon. Adelaide Leeson is known for photography illustrating literature, painting, design.
Biography Adelaide Marquand Hanscom Leeson
Adelaide Hanscom Leeson was an early 20th-century artist and photographer who published some of the first books using photography to illustrate literary works. Born in Empire City, Oregon, Hanscom was a major figure among West Coast photo-secessionists. She is probably best known for her photographic illustrations of the book, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam published in 1905. It was reprinted in a number of popular editions through 1922, including a color version in 1912.
Hanscom was named after Adelaide Marquand, an early proponent of universal suffrage. Marquand's husband, Henry, was a business associate of Meldon Hanscom (young Adelaide's father), and later publisher of the Berkeley Advocate. Henry&
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