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John Steinbeck 1960 Copyright© Monterey Ca. # 88-084-0001
Photo Accession CV # 88-084-0001
John Steinbeck in Pebble Beach
4x5 copy neg.
Circa 1960

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John Ernst Steinbeck
Circa 1960


          This photo of John Ernst Steinbeck was taken on one of his last trips to Monterey and California at Pebble Beach. John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902, of German an Irish ancestry and died on December 20, 1968, in New York City and is buried in Salinas in the Hamilton family plot his mothers family.
He is California's most famous novelist and has been called Monterey County's favorite son and he put Monterey county on the map and gave in its surname "Steinbeck Country".
In October of 1944 John and Gwyn Conger Steinbeck purchased the Soto adobe in Monterey but by spring of 1945 he realized that he and Monterey had changed too much and his dream of living in Monterey was not to be.

Steinbeck wrote many books based on his early experience growing up in the Salinas Valley, California. Cup of Gold in 1929, Tortilla Flat in 1935, The Grapes of Wrath in 1939, for which he received a Pulitzer Prize. Cannery Row in 1945, East of Eden in 1952, Sweet Thursday in 1954.
Steinbeck was the first author from California to receive the Nobel Prize in 1962.
We also have photos of the purse seiner Western Flyer that Steinbeck and Ricketts went to the Sea of Cortez on in 1940.
Monterey Fishing industry photo early gallery., purse seiners and East of Eden Salinas Valley photos.

Steinbeck used his long time friend Edward F. Ricketts as the base for the character "Doc" in Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday,
The Snake and as Friend Ed in Burning Bright also Doc Burton in In Dubious Battle and other of his books.

John Steinbeck: An American Writer by Morgan Neville, was on A&E Biography on March 23, 1999.

Photos of Cannery Row from the 1960 to today.
Holdings: over 22,135 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.

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This page was first created on May 11, 1996 This page was last updated on April 1, 2014
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