ANSEL ADAMS - TYPED NOTE UNSIGNED CIRCA 1958 - HFSID 176721
ANSEL ADAMS The San Francisco native typed this unsigned message and sent it to a friend Typed Note Unsigned: 5½x3¼. Dated circa 1958. Features Adams' personal letterhead from Yosemite National Park, California.
Sale Price $270.00
ANSEL ADAMS The San Francisco native typed this unsigned message and sent it to a friend Typed Note Unsigned: 5½x3¼. Dated circa 1958. Features Adams' personal letterhead from Yosemite National Park, California. In Full (with grammar mistakes): "Good to talk with you today. Am going to Cedrics Sunday to pick out his prints. Will phone titles in Monday AM of CW and A.A. prints. Am preparing memo on 4x5packs;you should get Mon Day. All best-----". 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. Toned. Note on verso in unknown hand. Unsigned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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