Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Description (Brief)
Silver gelatin, mounted. View of moon, few clouds in sky, New Mexican town in foreground. Pueblo church, left. Cemetery, right. Bushes all around. Mountains in background and low clouds. Signed, ink (recto: bottom right corner). Verso: Adams stamp, handwritten 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
date made
ca 1968
Adams, Ansel
place made
United States: New Mexico
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
image: 10 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 34.29 cm
mount: 14 in x 18 in; 35.56 cm x 45.72 cm
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catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Photo History Collection
Ansel Adams Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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