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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, Calif. 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 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
William Eisenlord (1926-1997) was a photographer from San Francisco, Calif. Eisenlord was an acquaintance of photographer, poet, and journalist Mark Green. Together with business partner Thayne Riggs, Eisenlord opened the Omnibus Gallery, in Sacramento, Calif., 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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