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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.
The subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
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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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Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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