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[Artists working on Coit Tower mural] [graphic] / Peter Stackpole

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Stackpole, Peter, 1913-  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Harris, George A., 1913- -- Photographs  Search this
Howard, John Langley, 1902- -- Photographs  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943 -- Photographs  Search this
Olmsted, Fred, 1911- -- Photographs  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Triest, Shirley  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985 -- Photographs  Search this
7 Items (photographic prints, b&w, 15 x 10 cm.)
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Scope and Contents:
Photographs donated and annotated by Shirley Triest, and taken by Peter Stackpole of artists working on the Coit Tower, San Francisco, 1934, for the Public Works of Art Project. Pictured are George Harris, John Howard, Lucien Labaudt, Fred Olmstead, Ralph Stackpole, and Bernard Zakheim, and assistants Julia Rogers and Shirley Staschen Triest.
Biographical / Historical:
The mural decoration of the Coit Memorial Tower, San Francisco, was commissioned in 1933 by the Public Works of Art Project, a relief project for artists unemployed due to the Depression. At one point, the project was temporarily closed down due to a controversy surrounding the murals, which were criticized as pro-Communist.
Photographs microfilmed with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection Two, and appear on microfilm in alphabetical order with other unrelated photographs.
Donated 1974 by Shirley S. Triest. Microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection Two.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art