Los Angeles: 1904. SIGNED and dated by Alliot. Color illuminated manuscript poem on cream stiff paper (8 1/2 x 11"), mounted on brown mat paper, simple gold frame. the backing paper on the backside is lacking; laid in an envelope is a hand colored title piece from the backing indicating the poem is "The Elk's Creed" (it seems Alliot took some privilige with changing some of the wording). Some scuffing & chips to frame; the poem is in fine condition. Item #18734
Dr. Hector Alliot (1862-1919), was the first curator for the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institute collections in 1901, and in 1912, he oversaw its transfer to the Southwest Museum where he became Director in 1917. Charles Lummis named him curator in 1901 of the collection of the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institute, which became the Southwest Museum in 1912. Alliot was also involved with the Ruskin Art Club of San Francisco. After the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 he moved to Los Angeles and became the first professor of Art History at USC.