Peggy Ferris Photographs
Photographed by Peggy Ferris
Edited by Omer Kursat

ISBN 978-1-944521-06-6. 114 pages, 6'' x 6'', $19.95

The story of this collection of photographs started at a garage sale upon acquiring a rusted index card box containing medium-format negatives. They belonged to Peggy Ferris, a journalist and a photographer who started her career in California and eventually journeyed to and settled in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. After her death, the negatives were inherited by her cousin, who some years later placed them in a garage sale in Honolulu.
 
The tin box was a treasure chest full of visually captivating images from a bygone era, unleashing a dormant stream of magical, fossilized memories. What might have been lost forever was thankfully captured on film by Ferris, a highly gifted yet unknown photographer with a tremendously keen eye.  
 
The photographs depict historical scenes in California, at various Santa Clara County locations such as Angels Camp, Austin Corners, Alma College and Aldercroft Heights, as well as a few glimpses of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The collection also includes portraits of a broad range of subjects, including Ferris herself, all of which are included in the first part of the book. The second part consists of a set of particularly fascinating images that portray the members of Roadrunner Productions, a theater troupe formed by Stanford University graduates.