Saturday, April 20, 2013

Terence Barrow and Ray Lanterman

Terence Barrow (ca. 1932-2001) and Ray Lanterman (1916-1994) co-authored two books, Incredible Hawaii (1974) and More Incredible Hawaii (1986). Both men were residents of Hawaii. The Hoosier Lanterman had been present at the attack on Pearl Harbor and lived in Hawaii from the 1940s onward. Barrow, a native New Zealander, came to Hawaii in 1964 and worked there as a museum curator, author, and representative for Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Company. Their books are compilations of Hawaiian folklore and history. Lanterman's illustrations are reminiscent of those in the newspaper comic feature Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Terence Barrow died on August 31, 2010, at age seventy-eight. His obituary appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on September 10, 2001, the day before disaster struck. You can read more about Ray Lanterman on my blog, Indiana Illustrators.

Text copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley