The collection is arranged as 2 series: Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs, 1953-1976 (Box 1; 15 folders) Series 2: Ed Nyberg Photographs, 1957 (Box 1; 1 folder)
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The photographs of San Francisco photographer William J. Eisenlord measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1953-1976. Photographs depict the City Lights Bookstore of San Francisco, California and the exhibition opening of "Poets of the Cities" at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1976. Also included are photographs of jazz and beat poetry performances taken by Ed Nyberg in 1957.
William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2011 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
The William J. Eisenlord photographs are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
William J. Eisenlord (1926-1997) worked as a photographer in San Francisco, California. He was an acquaintance of photographer, poet, and journalist Mark Green. Together with business partner Thayne Riggs, Eisenlord opened the Omnibus Gallery in Sacramento, California in 1980.
The William J. Eisenlord photographs were donated to the Archives of American Art in two installments, in 1976 and 1977, by William J. Eisenlord.
This site provides access to the photographs of William J. Eisenlord in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2011. The photographs have been scanned in their entirety, and total 148 images.
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