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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

We have over 35,000 historical California images listed in our database and can provide a computer generated list by subject, Place, date, photographer and format or any combination of the above for a small fee.

Photos of Cannery Row from the 1960 to today.

over 28,000 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.

In January, 1958, long after the publication of Steinbeck's novel, Cannery Row, the city of Monterey renamed Ocean View Avenue to Cannery Row.

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

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 of his books based on his early experience growing up in the Salinas Valley, California.

Cup of Gold in 1929, Tortilla Flat in 1935, Of Mice and Menin 1937, 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 Steinbeck by Sonya Noskowiak (1900-1975) taken in 1940 and the Western Flyer a purse seiner that Steinbeck and Ricketts chartered to explore the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in 1940 witch the book The Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research was based on this trip.
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 characters first as Dr. Phillips in The Snake in 1935

In Dubious Battle as Doc Burton in 1936
Of Mice and Men as Slim in 1937
The Grapes of Wrath as Jim Casy in 1939
The Moon is Down as Doctor Winters 1942
Cannery Row as "Doc" 1945
Burning Bright as Friend Ed in 1950
East of Eden as Dr. Edward's in 1952
Sweet Thursday as Doc. in 1954
and other of his books and short stories.

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This page was last updated on October 1, 2019
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