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Ansel Adams

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Title: Ansel Adams Collection
Dates: 1929-1960
Extent: 12 items (1 box)
Abstract: Twelve loose gelatin silver prints by Ansel Adams.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00039
Language: English

Open for research


Purchase, 1964 and internal transfer from film department, 1998

Repository: :

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Twelve loose gelatin silver prints by Ansel Adams. Ten images are landscapes and/or close-up images of nature; one image is a group portrait of three mountaineers at a campsite in the Sierra Nevada Mountains; and one image is a Polaroid portrait of Robert Balzer. Landscape images were made in various national parks and monuments, specifically, Yosemite National Park (Calif.), Joshua Tree National Monument (Calif.), Sunset Crater National Monument (Ariz.), and Death Valley National Monument (Calif. and Nev.). Other images were made in Alaska and Hawaii. Several images are from Adams' Portfolio I and Portfolio II.


Deserts -- California -- Photographs

Flowers -- Photographs

National parks & reserves -- California -- Photographs

Plants -- Photographs

Rock formations -- Photographs

Roots (Botany) -- Pictorial works

Trees -- Photographs

Water -- Photographs

Wilderness areas -- Pictorial works




Death Valley National Park (Calif. and Nev.)


Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.)

Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.)

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (Ariz.)

Yosemite National Park (Calif.)

Document Types

Close-up photography

Gelatin silver prints

Landscape photographs

Landscapes (Representations)

Nature photography

Portrait photographs