"Father who wanted his sons all to be in the movies."

Peter Stackpole, American, 1913 - 1997


negative 1940s; print probably 1970s

Gelatin silver print

Overall: 12 15/16 × 10 13/16 in. (32.8 × 27.4 cm)

Mount: 20 1/16 × 16 in. (51 × 40.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Seth Bunnell

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North America, United States


20th century

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Not on view


Signed, in graphite, on mount below image lower right: Peter Stackpole; inscribed, in graphite, on mount reverse lower left: #30 Father who wanted his sons / all to be in the movies;; upper left corner: 124 [circled] [note: date and title from the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; title also noted in Stackpole’s book, Peter Stackpole: Life in Hollywood, 1930-1952, [p. 62.]


The artist; to Ursula Gropper (art dealer), Sausalito, California, about late 1980s; transferred to the artist’s daughter, Katherine Stackpole Bunnell, Reyes Station, California, 2013; transferred responsibility for the photographs, including their possible dispersal by sale or gift, to her son, Seth Bunnell, Tomales, California; given to present collection, 2016.

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