I like a lot of different styles of painting. I have had an active interest in art for the past few years, and my tastes are still evolving as I learn and live with my growing collection. I do not collect as an investment but for the fun of it and to feed my enjoyment for doing research and learning. Here are some of my favorites. By the way, I am NOT the wildlife artist of the same name.
"Freighter loading, Toledo docks", Amy Kimpton, 9"
x 12", pastel, 1937
Amy Lillian Kimpton was born on 1 March 1890 in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan, a daughter of Robert and Anna S. Kimpton. Anna was Robert's second wife and mother of his younger children, including Amy. They married about 1885 in Michigan. Robert's first wife, Lucy, died in Holland on 4 August 1881. Robert and both wives were English immigrants. Robert was employed as a railroad car repairer in Holland during the 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses and retired there in the 1920 and 1930 censuses. Several of Kimpton's daughters were teachers.
Amy Kimpton, 1951
Amy Kimpton was employed as a teacher during the 1910 census of Holland, Michigan. She has not been located in the 1920 census. Amy and sister Eva were living at 132 Rosiland Pl., Toledo, Ohio, employed as teachers in 1923, according to the Toledo City Directory. She was alone at the same address in 1925 and living with her family in Muskegon, Michigan in 1926 employed as a teacher, according that city's directory. Amy was living in a dormitory on 116th Street, Manhattan District, New York City during the 1930 census. Kimpton is listed in the 1929/1930 Columbia University student directory.
various Thomas A. DeVilbiss High School yearbooks
Kimpton attended Toledo University, Michigan State
Normal College, Columbia University and the New York
Art Students League and the Summer School of
Painting at Saugatuck, Michigan.
These biographies also indicated she was a member of
the Commercial Art Guild and had exhibited at the
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio Watercolor Show and
Scarab Club. Kimpton had a B.A. from Toledo
University and her M.A. was from Columbia
University. She was member of the Ohio Watercolor
Society, Michigan Watercolor Society, Ohio Art
Education Association, Western Arts Association and
National Arts Association. It was also noted that
she was a documentary film art director.
According to the 1933 Bulletin of the Toledo Naturalists Association, Amy Kimpton was a director in the art department at DeVilbiss High School in Toledo. Kimpton exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1935 and participated in the Great Lakes Exhibition at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1938. She is mentioned in Art Magazine, Volume 13, in 1938. She won a first prize for an oil painting at a competition in 1947.
An article regarding Miss Kimpton's work as an artist appeared in the Toledo Blade on 8 October 1948:
Amy Kimpton Works
Displayed at Museum
Amy Kimpton is one
Toledo painter who can be counted on to show more
modern work with every show. Several oils that hang
in her October exhibit at the Museum of Art are
entitled "Symphony", an apt description of form and
color in arrangement that has no counterpart in
nature. Non-representational, or non-objective, if
one wants to be technical
This is the first one
man-show Miss Kimpton has had at the Museum since
1941, a period during which she has exhibited
elsewhere and won competitions. In 1946, her first
prize painting in the Ohio Valley Oil and Watercolor
Show was purchased by Ohio State University.
paintings by Miss Kimpton show definite growth in
abstract style, such as "Thompson's Cave" and
Others satisfy the
eye that want a painting to be recognizable as a
picture. Her "Lake Erie" is one that never can be
mistaken for "Lake Michigan". (Just as Eliot
O'Hara's "Lake Michigan" would never be mistaken for
About 20 paintings
comprise the exhibit, oil, watercolor and gouache.
Most of them have been painted in the last year.
Kimpton is listed in
of Artists and Davenport's
Art Reference and Price Guide.
Amy L. Kimpton died on 27
April 1963 in Toledo, Ohio. Her obituary appeared in
the Toledo Blade on 29 April 1963:
Amy Kimpton - Retired Art Teacher at DeVilbiss High
Amy L. Kimpton, 1757
Wellesley Dr., retired DeVilbiss High School art
instructor, died Saturday of a stroke in a Holt,
Mich., nursing home.
A native of Holland,
Mich., she spent most of her life in Toledo, also
teaching at Stickney and Robinson Schools and
Woodward High School before her retirement in 1960.
Miss Kimpton received
a master's degree from Columbia University and
studied at the Art Students League in New York and
also in Italy and Mexico.
For many years she
was a prize-winning exhibitor in art shows, winning
the Roulet medal here in 1942 and first prize in
water color in 1946 in the Ohio Valley show. This
painting became part of Ohio University's permanent
collection. She also had three shows at the Toledo
Museum of Art.
She was a member of
the national and Ohio retired teachers associations,
the Toledo Teachers Association and the Toledo
sisters, Mrs. Edith Coyer and Mrs. Ann Vandevere,
both of Vermontville, Mich., and Mrs. Laura Edwards,
Lansing, Mich. and brothers, Robert, Miles City,
Mich.; Edgar, Muskegon Heights, Mich.; William,
Detroit, and Charles, Ann Arbor.
Services will be held
Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Gorsline-Runciman
Mortuary, Lansing, with burial in Spring Lake, Mich.
The family requests that any tributes be in the form
of contributions to the scholarship fund of Art
unnamed, Eileen Tomlinson, 15" x 10" x 1.5",
acrylic on maple wood
Eileen Tomlinson was born on
22 March 1917 in Cincinnati, OH, a daughter of Jacob
Sheldon and Antonetta Welage Tomlinson. Jacob's
occupation in the 1920 census of Cincinnati was
"Student, Federal Board". Eileen attended the
University of Dayton where she received a degree in
education. She received a masters in art from The
Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C.
She became an art professor at the Athenaeum in
Cincinnati for nine years and, at the same time,
taught at Regina High School. She later became
"artist in residence" at Salem Heights. She moved to
San Luis Rey, CA in 1968 and taught art at the San
Luis Rey Academy until 1977. She became a nun about
1937. She worked in oils, watercolors, calligraphy,
sculpture, woodcarving and ceramics. She also worked
with arts and crafts.
Eileen Tomlinson's obituary
appeared in the North County Times, a San Diego and
Riverside County newspaper, on 10 June 2010:
Sister Eileen Tomlinson, C.PP.S. OCEANSIDE -- A talented artist/writer passed in the death of Sister Eileen Tomlinson - a Sister of the Precious Blood - on May 10, 2010 at age 92. She received a BA from University of Dayton and MA from the Catholic University of America in D.C. In 1944, Eileen was an art professor at the Athenaeum, Teachers' College, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Regina High School, Cincinnati. She then became "artist in residence" at Salem Heights, our Motherhouse. She was a teacher of Art at San Luis Rey Academy from 1968 to 1977 and MSLR Parish until 1997. She then returned to the Retirement Center of the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton, Ohio. Here until a few weeks before her death, Eileen continued producing many works of art. Sister Eileen was a gentle woman, gifted, caring, prayerful, contemplative, a mystic, and always available. She will be missed. A Memorial Mass for Sister Eileen will be at Mission San Luis Rey Parish Chapel, 4070 Mission Ave., Oceanside, on Saturday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Reception follows.
Robert Wray Manning was born
13 September 1896 in London, Ohio and raised in
Columbus, Ohio. He was a painter and illustrator.
Manning received a four year scholarship to the
Columbus Art School and three years of scholarships
to the School of Fine Arts in New York. He studied
with Robert Henri, Walt Kuhn, and Kenneth Hayes
Miller. Manning served in WWI in a machine gun
company in France. While serving in France, he
continued to draw and some of his drawings were
reproduced in Cleveland newspapers. After the war he
returned to Cleveland, taught dramatics and married
a fellow drama instructor. Manning later started a
commercial art agency, Manning Studios. The Mannings
had a home in Sarasota, Florida where Wray had a
studio by 1962. At this studio Manning created
twenty four oil paintings used in the Heritage Press
edition of George Eliot's Mill on the
Floss. Manning received a
copyright for these illustrations.
Manning also illustrated other books for Heritage
He is listed in Who Was Who in American Art (1962), Who Was Who in American Art by Falk, Davenports Art Reference and Price Guide, Mallett's Index of Artists, and Cleveland: the making of a city by Rose. Manning exhibited widely including at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Cleveland Art Museum and Carnegie Institute. It seems likely that Manning was a member of the Cleveland Art Club at some point as some of his work was reproduced in the monthly magazine of that organization.
Otto Walter Beck was born on
11 March 1864 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of Charles and
Louise Schnicke Beck.
Katherine King Pflager was
born 2 December 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of
three daughters of Walter Ephraim and Emily D. King.
Walter King was a wealthy businessman in Cincinnati.
He was involved in the plumbing business in 1910,
1920, and 1930. He had his own company, The Walter
E. King Company, by 1916. Katherine attended
Wellesley College. A Katherine M. King attended the
Art Institute of Chicago and was a member of the
Chicago Art Students League. Katherine King Pflager
received her social security account number before
1951, while living in Illinois, so it is possible
she could be the same Katherine King, though Falk
reports that Katherine M. King was born in
Russellville, Arkansas. Katherine married Henry
Barber Pflager about 1968 in St. Louis, MO. His
first wife was Dorothy Holloway Pflager, a listed
artist and friend of Katherine. Henry B. Pflager was
president of the Saint Louis Art Museum and a
prominent benefactor of that organization. There are
numerous records of the activities of Henry and
Dorothy, and later Henry and Katherine's, in support
of the museum. Henry died in 1972. I do not know the
extent of Katherine's work as an artist. I have seen
one other example of her work. I submitted a
research request to the Saint Louis Art Museum, but
have not received a response.
There is label on the back of
the painting that gives the title. Glaize Creek is
in the vicinity of St. Louis. I do not know how long
Katherine lived in St. Louis. The son of Henry B.
Pflager told me that Katherine moved back to
Cincinnati after his father's death, but the Social
Security Death Index reports that her last residence
was in St. Louis. This painting came from a
Cincinnati estate sale in 2009. Both of Katherine's
sisters passed away in the 1980s. I have found no
record of a marriage for Katherine prior to her
marriage to Henry Pflager. Her sister Elizabeth did
not marry, but her sister Winnifred marred John J.
Lurhman in 1934, so it is possible that this
painting came from the estate of one of Winnifred's
Katherine died in August 1977 in Saint Louis, MO. Her sisters, Winnifred King Lurhman and Elizabeth King, made donations in her memory to the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Sanford Mitchell "Samp"
Brooks was born in 3 August 1915 in Wyoming,
Hamilton County, Ohio a son of Leroy Jr. and
Florence M. Brooks. Leroy Brooks Jr. worked as an
executive at a steel plant and was a graduate of
the U. S. Naval Academy. Sanford attended Yale
University where he graduated with a degree in
architecture in 1939. After graduation, he worked
for Tool Steel Gear and Pinion Company of
Cincinnati where he became Executive Vice
President in 1941 and President in 1961. He was a
very prominent citizen of Cincinnati and a leading
member of numerous professional, civic, and
cultural organizations, including the Cincinnati
Art Museum. His biography appears in History of
Southwestern Ohio, the Miami Valleys by
William Ernest Smith. He married Florence "Ginny"
Hunsberger on 12 June 1936. She shared his
interest in watercolors and the two often went on
painting trips together. She was a member of the
American Watercolor Society.
Brooks took up watercolor painting as a hobby in the 1950s. He studied with J. Philip Olmes in Cincinnati, Laurence Sisson at Boothbay Harbor, and Edgar Whitney in Maine. He exhibited widely and sold his work, which was widely held in private and corporate collections during his lifetime. Brooks eventually taught art classes at local high schools, Wilmington College, Cincinnati Art Academy, and the Men's Art Club. He and his wife are featured in a book by Edgar Whitney, Learn Watercolor the Edgar Whitney Way. Brooks was also asked by Whitney to demonstrate techniques to his art classes. Sanford Brooks is not listed in any of the common art reference books, though I did find one record of an auction of one of his watercolors.
Brooks' photo from
the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce web site.
He is mentioned in American Artist (1962). He received the "Great Living Cincinnatians" award in 1991. Brooks was a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, the American Watercolor Society, and the Ohio Watercolor Society. This painting bears his "AWS" designation.
Sanford M. Brooks died on 14 August 1994 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dee Bottorff is a
professional illustrator, artist, and art teacher
with thirty years of experience from Columbus, Ohio.
She earned a BFA in art from Miami University. She
paints in acrylics, watercolors, and oils and also
draws and works in mixed medias. She sells her
paintings on ebay and from her web site.
Shown above is one of her plein aire oils from my
collection. This one was done on the Napa River near
Walter Layman was born on 22
May 1871 in Covington, Kentucky and raised in
Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of John W. and Hannah
Layman. He was a painter, illustrator, designer, and
photographer. He studied at the Cincinnati Art
Academy, Art Student League of New York, and the
American Art Association in Paris. Mr. Layman
married Mary Dean about 1901. I was lucky enough to
locate his granddaughter, Nancy Hoffman, who shared
her knowledge of him with me. I found Mr. Layman in
census records in Cincinnati in 1880, Chicago in
1900, St. Louis in 1910, and New Orleans in 1920. I
also found emigration records that show Mr. Layman
entering the United States at various times from
Canada and Cuba, and with ports of embarkation
including Southampton and Liverpool, England and
Havana, Cuba. One record shows Mr. Layman as a
resident of Santa Fe Isle of Pines, Cuba. I was not
sure that I had the right man until Ms. Hoffman
confirmed that her grandfather was a real rover,
often leaving his wife and child and traveling to
Europe and even to Pakistan. One of his favorite
subjects was Native Americans, who he captured using
photography and watercolors. His photographs
appeared in National Geographic magazine. The family
holds many of his paintings, photographs, and
He is mentioned in Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary by Haverstock, Who Was Who in American Art by Falk, American Art Annual (various years), Mallett's Index of Artists, and Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide.
According to his granddaughter, Mr. Layman died in the 1930s in Portland, Oregon.
Emma Leone Lane (Payne) was a Cuyahoga County, Ohio
artist who was born in Oct 1857 in Canada and died
in Euclid, Ohio on 10 January 1943. Her original
training as a crayon artist was undertaken in the
drafting room of her architect brother, Samuel W.
Lane. She attended the Western Reserve School of
Design for Women in Cleveland, which later became
the Cleveland School of Art. Emma shared a studio in
Cleveland City Hall in the 1890s with fellow
Cleveland artists Arabella Copeland and Elizabeth B.
Black, where she developed an interest in
watercolors and illustrations. She
studied watercolor art at the Cleveland School of
Art under prominent artist Frederick Carl Gottwald
starting in 1897, and at some point, studied under
New York artist Leonard Ochtman. She seems to have
been a life long student of painting and took
classes at the Cleveland School of Art in 1907 and
1908 and studied at the Cleveland Art Club for many
Emma exhibited her work at
the Cleveland Watercolor Society, the Cleveland Art
Club, and Women's Art Club of Cleveland. She later
showed her work at the Cleveland Museum of Art May
Shows in 1920, 1921, and 1935, winning an honorable
mention in 1935 and selling the paintings shown in
the previous shows. All of the paintings at the May
Shows were done in oil. Some references report that
she worked as an art teacher and illustrator. She
was a charter member of the Women's Art Club of
Cleveland and voted a life member in 1926.
Emma signed her work as Leone Lane, Emma Lane, and after her marriage as Emma Lane Payne. I have seen an example of her work signed "Emma Lane". The signature is identical to the one on my painting, minus her married name.
The painting in my collection
is inscribed on back with Emma's address in pencil,
"Stop 14 RFD, Euclid, O". It was purchased at an
estate/consignment sale at Douglas Auctioneers,
South Deerfield, MA on 23 February 2007 by the
previous owner. I was unable to discover who the
consignee was. Judging by the address, this
painting was probably done between 1912, when Emma
and Harvey Payne were married, and 1930, when they
were living at 24451 Euclid Avenue in Euclid, Ohio.
The painting, or more likely the board it is on,
appears to have been cut down, as the artist's
signature seems to have been above the address, but
only the bottoms of the letters of her name remain.
It is hard to see the pencil inscription in the
upper right of the image below, but the artist's
doodles in ink are clearly visible, including her
initials or monogram:
Payne is well listed, with
mentions in the Dictionary of Women Artists by
Was Who in American Art by Falk, Davenport's Art
Reference and Price Guide, Mallett's Index of Artists,
in Ohio 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary by
Brian L. Meggit, et al. Some sources give her
birthplace as Euclid, Ohio, though this is disproved by
Cuyahoga County, Ohio census records. Pettys gives her
date of birth as 10 May 1874, which is incorrect.
Emma appears in the 1880-1930
Cuyahoga County Federal censuses. Her birthplace is
given as Canada in about 1856 of English parents in the
1880 census, and as Oct 1855 in New York of an English
father and New York mother in the 1900 census. Her
occupation in 1880 is given as "crayon artist", and in
1900 as "artist water color". Emma resided in the home
of her brother Samuel Payne in 1880. Samuel was born in
1843 in England, of English parents. Samuel and wife
Ellen had one child in 1880, Ethel F., born in August
1880. Emma Lane resided at 119 Hennington Ave, a boarder
in the home of attorney Peter W. Ward in 1900. Emma had
relocated to Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio by 1910 where
she was living as a "companion" in the home of Lily
Broderick on Euclid Road. Her occupation was again given
as "artist". It is interesting to see that her future
husband, Harvey E. Payne was living next door, employed
as a "painter". It is in this census that Emma's age
starts decreasing, not surprising since she was about 15
years older than her future husband. Their
marriage on 23 October 1912 is recorded in Cuyahoga
County records. The 1920 census shows the
Paynes settled in connubial bliss on Euclid Avenue in
Euclid, Ohio. Both are aged
"49" in the census. Harvey was employed as a bookkeeper
and Emma was not employed. The Paynes were living at
24451 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio in 1930 and Emma gives
her middle initial as "L". Harvey gives his age at his
first marriage as "40" and Emma as "34". Harvey and Emma
give their ages as 56 and 50 respectively in this census
and both listed no occupation. The abstract of Emma's
obituary from Cuyahoga County records supports this
identification of Emma Lane Payne, despite the age and
other discrepancies in census records:
Name: Payne, Emma Lane
Date: Jan 13 1943
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #063.
Notes: Payne: Emma Lane, residence 24451 Euclid ave., widow of Harvey, aunt of Emma Lane Parks and Thomas Wade Lane; passed away Sunday. Friends may call at C. N. Davis' Funeral Home, 19001 Nottingham rd. (Dille). Services Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p. m.
Name: Payne, Harvey E.
Date: Jan 12 1931
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #063.
Notes: Payne: Harvey E., beloved husband of Emma Lane Payne, brother of Mrs. Antoinette Bradley, at residence, 24451 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, O., Saturday evening. Services at late residence Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2:30 p. m.
The 1900 census of Cleveland,
Cuyahoga County, Ohio shows Emma's brother and
sister-in-law, Samuel and Ellen Lane, living in
Cleveland with daughter Emma A. b. November 1884 and son
Thomas W. b. April 1886. Note that Emma A. Lane copied
her aunt's use of her maiden name as her new middle name
after marrying. Samuel Lane died between 1900 and 1910
and in 1910 Ellen was residing with her daughter and
husband James Parks.
Emma Lane Payne was apparently more of a contemporary of her teachers Gottwald and Ochtman, rather than merely their student. She exhibited her work before the age of twenty. She was already a professional artist at the age of 22 in 1880 when she first appears in Cuyahoga County records, before the creation of the Western Reserve School of Design in 1882, the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1913, and the Women's Art Club of Cleveland in 1912.
Wm Kolde was a Cincinnati, Ohio artist. I think that
it is possible that there is some confusion about
this artist. The most detailed biography for Kolde,
which appears in Falk's Who Was Who in American Art,
describes him as a jewelry designer, craftsman, and
painter. It also gives a list of his teachers, where
he exhibited, and his affiliations. When I checked
the federal censuses for Hamilton County, Ohio, I
discovered that there were two men named Frederick
W. Kolde in that county. They were father and son.
The elder FWK was born in Breslau, Germany on 7 July
1870 and occupied as a jewelry designer in 1910,
1920, and 1930. The younger FWK was born on 29 March
1903 in Hamilton County, Ohio and was at home in
1910 and 1920, and occupied as a commercial artist
living in his own home in 1930. Frederick
William Kolde Sr. married Bertha Ott about 1901 in
Hamilton County. I was unable to locate him in
Hamilton County, Ohio in 1900. He emigrated to the
US in 1890.
Records at the Cincinnati Museum of Art (CMA) show that FWK Sr. attended the Cincinnati Art Academy, taking two classes between 1895-1897. FWK Jr. took preparatory and high school classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy and attended there full time from 1917-1920. Records do not indicate whether FWK Jr. graduated or not. I suspect that biographers may have merged the accomplishments of the father and son, but do not yet have proof to support my suspicion. I forwarded a copy of my research to the CMA research library and found that they had little information on father or son. They were able to tell me that FWK Sr. worked as a jewelry designer for 65 years and took up watercolor painting when he retired, painting mostly local scenery, some marines scenes, and portraits. I have been fortunate to have been able to contact the Kolde family and FWK Jr.'s daughter-in-law was able to give me some very important information that makes it possible to identify the work of FWK Sr. She confirmed that the information from the CAM and also that FWK Jr. limited his artistic career to commercial art, painting only a few watercolors which have never been shown and are in the possession of the family. This signature of FWK Sr. is very distinctive, the signature on my painting being a very typical example.
The painting in my collection is thought to be of a park near the Cincinnati Art Academy. It is glued to a card stock backing and bears pencil instructions for making a reduced size image "reduce to 4 3/8 inches, Note - halftone - 100 line screen - (filter for blue)" . It may be that this painting was done for a magazine, post card, or greeting card. Frederick Wm. Kolde Sr. inscribed the paper backing of my painting with the title and his name.
Frederick William Kolde is mentioned in Mallett's Index of Artists,Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide, and Falk's Who Was Who in American Art. According to WWWAA, Kolde studied in Breslau, Germany and at the Cincinnati Art Academy. His teachers included Vincent Nowottny and Frank Duveneck. He was a member of the Cincinnati Crafters, Cincinnati Men's Art Club, and Ohio Watercolor Society. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Museum, Taft Museum of Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio Watercolor Society, and Philadelphia Watercolor Club. He worked as a jewelry designer for Fox Brothers and Whitehouse Brothers in Cincinnati and created chalices for St. Peter's Cathedral and St. William's Church in Cincinnati. Vincent Nowottny died in 1897, so it is safe to say that FWK Sr. was his student. Frank Duveneck died in 1919 and taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy during the times that both Koldes attended there. There is no record of the younger Kolde working as a jeweler. Some of the information in WWWAA could be for either man or for both. More research is needed to accurately credit father and son for their accomplishments.
The elder FWK died 19 March 1957 and the younger FWK died on 11 December 1993 in Cincinnati. Works by Kolde are still fairly common, so must have been very prolific.
Katherine "Kae" Dorn
Cass was born 15 May 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio,
the daughter of Frank J. and Gretchen Dorn. She
married Harry B. Cass, a dentist, before 1930.
She was a painter in watercolors, oils, and
pastels and an instructor at the Cleveland
School of Art for many years. She was employed
as a teacher in 1930. She received her training
as an artist at the Cleveland School of Art and
the Academie Julian in Paris. She was a member
of the Cleveland Women's Art Club and National
Association of Women Artists. She exhibited
between 1923 and 1946 at several places,
including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Watercolor Society, Women's Art Club of
Cleveland, and Cleveland School of Art. Her
works are held by the Municipal College of
Cleveland, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She
was a well respected teacher and I have seen
numerous complimentary references by her former
Cass is mentioned in Mallett's Index of Artists, Falk's Who Was Who in American Art, and Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide. She died in Cleveland in March of 1971.