Peter Howard and David Ralston, n.d., ca. 1993. Photograph. Item #296318
B/W borderless photograph, 8 x 10 inches. A modern print of a photograph by Chester Kessler of the Beat poet. The image is from the original negative. Chester Kessler (1919-1979) moved to San Francisco in 1949 where he studied photography with Minor White. In the 1950s he immersed himself in the North Beach Beat scene photographing writers, poets and artists. A copy of this image is in the National Portrait Gallery. Near fine photograph. Printed from negative ca. 1993 by Peter Howard and David Ralston.