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Vintage 1947 Photograph
"HOWARD HUGHES" Group Portrait

New Restoration of Original

16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print
Image Dimensions are 12x16 inches
Heavyweight Epson Satin Paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border

Clear Sleeved on Foam Core, Corner Mounted
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking

This is a most revealing non-conventional portrait of Howard Hughes... here shown surrounded by some of his cohorts and pistol packing "bodyguards" (caught off-guard) from the Spruce Goose era. Hughes is shown holding a folded plat of San Pedro, California. This is an image taken from an original B&W Glossy Bromide Print. The image, reported to be from 1947, has undergone careful restoration in the print making process for the best possible tonal depth, sharpness and fidelity to the original. The display print is free of dust or discoloration. Photographer is unknown.


Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at clydekellerphoto.etsy.com.

My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.

Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at www.clydekeller.com.


Featured by BreathingRooms in their exciting new Treasury about Howard Huges: On This Day: November 2, 1947 HOWARD HUGHES & SPRUCE GOOSE


"1947 - Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, never went into production"
Clyde Keller, photographer

HOWARD HUGHES, 1947 Pistol Packers Group Portrait, large 16x20 inch Fine Art Print, Black and White, restoration by Clyde Keller

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: pigmented inks, archival materials
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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