Frank Dippolito was a member of the art department at Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington, when he was commissioned by George W. Martin, college registrar and leader of the mountaineering and rescue and survival classes, to make this painting of the region to be published as a print. Martin had already published a pictorial map of the region by Richard Arnold Pargeter, and coordinated the printing and marketing of these locally. After Martin’s death, his daughters gave the reprinting rights for The Olympic Peaks to Pargeter, who redid the lettering of the place names and added a pen-and-ink drawing in the margin above Dippolito’s rendering identifying the mountains and their elevations, and continued to issue reprints.
Condition: Map cut from larger broadside, mounted on stiff board, with title from broadside attached verso. Framed without glass. Otherwise in good condition with the usual overall light toning and wear.
“Olympic Peaks Skyline Panorama.” Richard A. Pargeter, Pictorial Maps. http://www.pargetermaps.com/maps/op/op.html (16 January 2008).
Pargeter, Richard Arnold. E-mail correspondence to George Glazer Gallery. 10 December 2007.