Peirce (left) painted himself and Hemingway (pointing) as two
spectators in his famous Pile up in the Encierro at Pamplona, 1924-25.
|Hemingway Time Cover, |
October 18, 1937, Waldo Peirce.
Peirce and Hemingway had far more in common than similar service in the same war. Both were the products of a privileged upbringing, Peirce in Bangor, Maine; Hemingway, Oak Park, Illinois. Peirce, born in 1884, was fifteen years older than Hemingway (born in 1899). Both men had four wives. Peirce was the indulgent father of five incorrigible children whom he doted upon excessively as seen in his Trimming Dad's Beard (below, left). Hemingway wrote from his home in Key West, Florida, of a visit by Peirce and his family:
"Waldo is here with his kids like untrained hyenas and him as domesticated as a cow. Lives only for the children and with the time he puts on them they should have good manners and be well trained but instead they never obey, destroy everything, don't even answer when spoken to, and he is like an old hen with a litter of ape-hyenas."
|Outdoor Classroom, Treehaven School in Tucson, 1930s, Waldo Peirce|
(where his ill-mannered children attended classes).
|Trimming Dad's Beard, |
1935, Waldo Pierce
|Legends of the Hudson, Troy, New York, post office mural,1938, Waldo Peirce.|
|Waldo Pierce Painting a Self-portrait.|
|Silver Slipper, 1930s, Waldo Peirce. The scene is Key West.|
|“Fire at East Orrington, 1940, Waldo Pierce|
|Sloppy Joe's, 1936, Waldo Peirce. Hemingway is pictured in the lower-right corner, |
Waldo Peirce is seen above and behind him with pipe and beer.
Waldo's wife, Alizra, is sitting at the bar.