Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's
Ansel Adams, ‘'Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments'’, Sotheby's

(San Francisco: self published, 1950, a total edition of 105), each mounted, signed and numbered sequentially in pencil on the mount, the portfolio stamp, sequential numbers and edition '21' in red pencil, on the reverse, framed, 1942-49, printed in 1950; together with the letterpress title, poem by Walt Whitman, plate list, and colophon, with edition '21' in red pencil. Folio, silver-stamped black and white cloth portfolio with flaps and ties.

Each approximately 12 by 8 5/8 in. (30.5 by 21.9 cm.) or the reverse

Collection of Kenneth K. Bechtel
Christie's New York, 18 April 2002, Sale 1039, Lot 152

About Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

American, 1902-1984, San Francisco, California