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

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stacpete
Creators:
Stackpole, Peter, 1913-
Dates:
1934
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 Items
photographic prints
b&w
15 x 10 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1817 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1974 by Shirley S. Triest. Microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection Two.

General
General
Photographs microfilmed with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection Two, and appear on microfilm in alphabetical order with other unrelated photographs.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris, George A., 1913- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard, John Langley, 1902- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olmsted, Fred, 1911- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Triest, Shirley Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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