Palm Springs Art Museum holds the Willard archives — more than 16,000 items, including photographs, glass and film negatives, hand-colored lantern slides, photo-paintings, postcards, correspondence, maps, and photographic equipment — donated to the institution in 1999 by Beatrice “Bettie” Willard, the photographer’s daughter. It’s where we found him stranded on a dirt road in 1917.
Willard built the house on South Palm Canyon in Palm Springs that was later purchased by Pat and Slim Moorten. These pioneers turned it into Moorten Botanical Garden planting everything that grows on that site today. Thank you Clark Moorten for the old picture of your house!