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signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: Peter’s friend Henry Schlacter from S.F. Community College, Kerouac’s buddy Al Sublette & Peter Orlovsky / in Foster’s Cafeteria under Hotel Weatley on Park & Sutter, “Park Gulch”, we all rendez-vous’d hours & hours, / living in neighborhood. Robert LaVigne made many sketches & group portrait oil tableaux small and large with / mirror-reflected tables & visages of ourselves, Cassady, Natalie, etc. that season, San Francisco early 1955. / Allen Ginsberg; on verso, center stamped in black ink: Photograph By / Allen Ginsberg / COPYRIGHT 1994 NYC / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / Fax 212-675-1686; by unknown hand, lower left in graphite: 1956 / 37/626; bottom center: GD-AG-66; bottom right: GDC-994

Provenance

Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2012.