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William Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976

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Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs , 1953-1976
15 folders
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The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 1.1: City Lights Bookstore, 1953-1959
  • 1.2: "Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening, 1976
1.1: City Lights Bookstore, 1954-1959
City Lights Bookstore was a popular meeting ground for many people associated with the Beat literary movement in San Francisco. The collection includes one exterior window photograph of the bookstore taken the year of its founding in 1953, and fifteen interior photographs of the store taken circa 1959. The interior shots include images of bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao, and various customers browsing the stacks.
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Exterior, 1954
(Pictured are William Brothers, Cathy Furniss, William J. Eisenlord, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior, circa 1959
(Pictured are Lawrence Ferlinghetti and unidentified others)
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior, circa 1959
(Pictured are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shigeyoshi Murao and unidentified others)
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior, circa 1959
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior, circa 1959
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1.2: "Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening, 1976
The photographs taken at the "Poets of the Cities" exhibition opening on January 30, 1976 at the San Francisco Museum of Art include notable figures Jack Micheline, Claes Oldenburg, James Broughton, Phil Linhares, Mark and Sally Green, Michael Larsen, Elizabeth Pomada, Ken deRoux, Peter and Minette LeBlanc, Jack Hirschman, Rolando Castellon, Knute Stiles, Michael and Joanna McClure, Byron Meyer, Peter Selz, Leo Castelli, George Herms, and Shirley and Wallace Berman.
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Index to "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Photographs, 1976
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are Jack Micheline, Claes Oldenburg, H. King, Bob Whyte, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are James Broughton, Bob White, Dennis O'Leary, Sue Foley, H. King, Phil Linhares, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are Barbara Wohl, Phil Linhares, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are Mark Green, Michael Larsen, Elizabeth Pomada, Ken deRoux, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are John Berguin, Minette and Peter LeBlanc, Kirby Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Rolando Castellon and his wife, Knute Stiles, Dana and Bob Johnson, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are H. King, Joanna McClure, Shigeyoshi Murao, Minette LeBlanc and her mother, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are Mrs. Nicholas Boyd, Mary Miles Ryan, Byron Meyer, H. King, Peter Selz, Leo Castelli, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are H. King, Peter Selz, Minette LeBlanc, E. Kaufman, Sally and Mark Green, and unidentified others)
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening, 1976
(Pictured are Shigeyoshi Murao, Michael McClure, George Herms, Shirley and Wallace Berman, and unidentified others)
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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.