Grass and Burned Stump

Description (Brief)
Silver gelatin, mounted. Tall shoots of grass in foreground, bark on tree stump in background. Shoots of grass sparse, bark on tree looks like snake skin. Shadow across tree from top left center to bottom of stump. Signed, ink, bottom right corner (recto). Verso: Adams, stamp, handrwritten title, top center.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the most well-known twentieth century photographers. His contributions to the field of photography include his innovation and teaching of the Zone System. The quality of his photographs set the standard by which many straight photographs are judged.
The collection in the Photographic History Collection consists of twenty-five photographs, all printed in or about 1968. All are gelatin silver, mounted, labeled and signed in ink by the photographer. The photographs include some of his most well-known images, but also portraits and objects. The selection of images was made in collaboration between the collecting curator and Adams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
print made
ca 1968
negative made
ca 1936
Adams, Ansel
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; 18 in x 14 1/32 in
place made
United States: Sierra Nevada
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Photo History Collection
Ansel Adams Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Reproduction rights held by the Center for Creative Photography-Arizona

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