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ANSEL ADAMS - ANNOTATED TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/12/1957 - HFSID 172431

Ansel Adams types a letter to Nick Dean while traveling Typed Letter Signed: "Ansel", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 12 January 1957. On his personal letterhead. To Nick Dean. In full, with original spelling and grammar: "Dear Nick: Had a fine time!…"

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ANSEL ADAMS
Ansel Adams types a letter to Nick Dean while traveling
Typed Letter Signed: "Ansel", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 12 January 1957. On his personal letterhead. To Nick Dean. In full, with original spelling and grammar: "Dear Nick: Had a fine time! Glad the cold bugs have retreated in good order;hope they have done the same for you! Was delighted to meet wife and offspring-very nuce indeed( I am rushing through notes, etc. -and will write the next address at the bottom of this page as I will know it by noontime. I would appreciate forwarding mail by air, and if the package comes Zeiss, send ditto by air (if it comes Monday). OTHERWISE: I will be back in New York for a FridayThursday appointment, and you can send things to me c/o Marshall 35 Beekman Place New York City 22 NY [In red type] would like to see the Jones memo soon as possible. Phone here: Murray Hill 8-3790. +++++ I am enclosing the ticket stub which was duplicated. I am sure you will know what to do about it. I should know what the whole thing cost so that I can send a check to cover. The suitcase should go collect to 131 24th Avenue. ******I am enclosing some Memos which you can distribute as marked. The Memo to Dr. Land should not be circulated.  XIn fact, I have put it in a separate envelope. It re-lates to a new project we discussed on the phone.But the others can be given to MMM and scat ered about if necessary and appropricate and feasible……… etc. While I was really feeling NOT mself, I think some ideas were promoted and some conclusions approached! More soon. Best to you and yours as ever [signature] Monday-Tuesday and part of Wednesday:--- Hotel Virginia, LYNCHBURGH, Va. X Did not  complete it! sorry". ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984) was born in San Francisco, California. He became one of the most famous photographers in United States history, mostly taking high-resolution landscape photographs. His subject matter was predominantly the American West. With photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston, Adams formed a group of photographers called Group f/64. All primary members were based out of San Francisco and framed their productions from a Western America perspective. He published numerous photographic books, including Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras (1927), The Land of Little Rain (1950), and Yosemite Valley (1967). One notable publication that did not depict nature scenes is Born Free and Equal (1944), a book that featured images from the Japanese American Internment camp at the Manzanar War Relocation Center. Although he was criticized for this publication due to its perceived anti-patriotic sentiment, the book demonstrates Adams' dedication to social reform. In 1946, Adams earned one of his three Guggenheim fellowships and used it to photograph every National Park in the United States. He was the first photographer to accomplish this feat. His black and white photographs can still be seen in various printed materials today; they remind viewers of the beauty of nature and are typically used to promote environmentalism. NICK DEAN worked for Polaroid. In 1949, Adams had become a consultant for the newly formed company. File holes at left. Usual fold creases. Lightly toned and creased at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.

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