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Name Bufano, Beniamino "Benny"

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Image of 2015.001.00725.1 - San Francisco International Airport, 1958

2015.001.00725.1 - San Francisco International Airport, 1958

San Francisco International Airport, 1958. Black and white negative of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) terminal with an Alouette Jet Helicopter flying above. There are four people in the helicopter and signage on its side reads, "EXPERIMENTAL / N-504." A large sculpture entitled "Peace" by Beniamino Bufano is being erected in front of the airport. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.01041.2 - Beniamino Bufano and David D. Bohannon Breaking Ground for Bufano's Studio at Hillsdale Shopping Center, 1960

2015.001.01041.2 - Beniamino Bufano and David D. Bohannon Breaking Ground for Bufano's Studio at Hillsdale Shopping Center, 1960

Beniamino Bufano and David D. Bohannon Breaking Ground for Bufano's Studio at Hillsdale Shopping Center, 1960. Black and white negative of (left to right) sculptor Beniamino "Benny" Bufano, developer David D. Bohannon, San Mateo Mayor Hugh Wayne, and an unidentified Hillsdale executive breaking ground for Bufano's sculpture studio at Hillsdale Shopping Center. All four men are in suits and ties standing on a patch of dirt in front of a wooden structure. Bufano is holding a shovel in one hand. All four of the men are holding a large blueprint. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02235 - Benny Bufano Statue at Hillsdale Shopping Center, 1961

2015.001.02235 - Benny Bufano Statue at Hillsdale Shopping Center, 1961

Benny Bufano Statue at Hillsdale Shopping Center, 1961. Black and white negative shows a Beniamino "Benny" Bufano sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi on horseback at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. The scuplture is made of terrazzo, a composite of stone and resin, and the surface is polished with smooth rounded corners. In the image, the sculpture appears outdoors on a pedestal that is surrounded by shrubbery. A shoe store is partially visible in the background at lower right. Part of a series.