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[Artists working on Coit Tower mural] [graphic] / Peter Stackpole, 1934

Stackpole, Peter, 1913-1997



Collection Information

Size: 7 Items, photographic prints, b&w, 15 x 10 cm.

Summary: 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 Note

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.


Donated 1974 by Shirley S. Triest. Microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection Two.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1817 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

[Artists working on Coit Tower mural] [graphic] / Peter Stackpole, 1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.