The ladder was a birthday gift to DeFeo from Wally Hedrick. Photo shows the ladder with two signs affixed, reading: Happy birthding; we luv yoo; frum, lov, luve, Wally Handwritten on verso: my painting ladder (later for the Rose)
Jay DeFeo's painting ladder, 195-? / unidentified photographer. Jay DeFeo papers, circa 1940s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Current copyright status is undetermined
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560