Description (Brief):

Silver gelatin, mounted. Aerial view of approximately four different types of leaves. (Fern leaves, poison ivy are the two identified). Signed, ink (recto: bottom right) Verso: Adams stamp, title handritten, ink, 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.

Negative Made: 1933Print Made: 1968

Maker: Adams, Ansel

Place Made: United States: California, Oakland, Mills College

See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, Photo History Collection, Ansel Adams Collection, Photography


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Credit Line: Reproduction rights held by the Center for Creative Photography--ARIZONA

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.69.117.12Catalog Number: 69.117.12Accession Number: 282326

Object Name: photographObject Type: photographs

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 35.4 cm x 45.7 cm; 13 15/16 in x 18 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-72e4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993404

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