Stained Wall Paper

Description (Brief)
Silver gelatin, mounted. Detail of wallpaper with stain on it. Looks similar to watermarks on litmus paper or on wood. Stains on left and right side of the photograph, with largest stain on the right. Signed, ink (recto: bottom right). Verso: Adams stamp, handwritten title with scratched out mistaken location.
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
negative made
ca 1961
print made
Adams, Ansel
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 45.6 cm x 35.6 cm; 17 15/16 in x 14 1/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Photo History Collection
Ansel Adams Collection
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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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