ANSEL ADAMS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1959 - HFSID 172419
Sale Price $510.00
Ansel Adams types a letter to Nick Dean asking for him to make a list of outstanding money that Nick Dean owes to Ansel Adams.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ansel", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1959 January 2. On memo paper to Nick [Dean]. In full: "I have a tough accountant! He wants to know EVERYTHING! So, can you send me a little note describing the present status of your 'account' with me on the Weston Portfolio? Deduct $25.00 for that print I mentioned in re: G. E. House. This is NOT a 'demand' for payment!!! It is only this - - - I have to list outstanding debts in order to check off with the Int. Rev people, and establish a good basis for a new finance picture! Please make the note to me a simple one - not formal: 'as of this date, etc. - - - -' No 'interest' involved! Take your time! It just happens that I have much more than I thought I had 'out' - and the accountant thanks I am in the 'loan business! I am not!! But I guess I have to do some explaining! Cheeriow [sic] - - - - - and all kinds of good luck for 1960!" For over ten years, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), who is known for his photographs featuring America's natural beauty, was the publicity photographer for the Curry Company, which operates seven hotels in Yosemite National Park. In 1955, Adams initiated yearly photographic educational workshops at Yosemite that continued for 26 years (1955-1981). He moved the workshops to his home in Carmel in 1982, and they continue yearly as an Ansel Adams legacy by The Friends of Photography. At Yosemite, where Adams captured nature on film for over 60 years, he lectured on wilderness conservation and appreciation, as well as visualization in the art of photography. Much of Adams' professional photographic life was spent at Yosemite, where the Ansel Adams Gallery, formerly Best's Studio, is located (a different photographic exhibit is featured each month). Adams published approximately 40 books, including My Camera in National Parks (1950) and Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). An ardent conservationist, he was a director of the Sierra Club from 1936-1973. He and his wife, Virginia, also had another, more intimate reason for their fondness for Yosemite; they were married there on January 2, 1928. NICK DEAN worked for Polaroid. In 1949, Adams had become a consultant for the newly formed company. Lightly creased at corners. File holes at left margin. Fine condition.
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