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The Span

20th Century
9 5/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (24.45 cm x 16.51 cm)

Peter Stackpole, American, (1913–1997)

Object Type: Photography and Video
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Accession Number: 1936.13
Photographer Peter Stackpole was the son of Bay Area artists, Ralph Stackpole and Adele Barnes Stackpole, and grew up under the influence of his parent’s friends and peers, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, and Diego Rivera. Maturing in this supportive artist community, Stackpole began developing his photographic style at a young age.

Stackpole’s appreciation for the hand-held camera and his developing technical expertise found a perfect subject in the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. In 1935, twenty-five of Stackpole’s bridge photographs were exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art. This led to several freelance projects and in 1936, when Henry Luce established his ground-breaking magazine LIFE, Stackpole was hired as one of the four staff photographers.

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Sheet Dimensions: 9 5/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (24.45 cm x 16.51 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

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