The Private Presses of New Mexico

Ranchos Press

Ralph Pearson and his wife, Margaret Hale, with daughter, Pavli, ca. 1920. Pearson and Hale, daughter of University of Chicago cofounder William Gardner Hale, settled in Ranchos de Taos around 1919. There they launched their greeting card business and raised hogs to supplement the venture. Courtesy Leona Foster, Ranchos de Taos.

Margaret Hale and Joseph OKane Foster Ralph Pearson and Margaret Hale Vancil Foster Greeting Cards
Foster letterhead The Great Montezuma
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The Press of Gustave Baumann Clarks Studio
Ranchos Press Rydal Press
Laughing Horse Press Seton Village Press

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