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Original Ansel Adams Yosemite National Park Photo Collection (8)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,231
Extraordinary collection of Ansel Adams photographs. The natural beauty of Yosemite National Park is expertly captured here in these eight original news photographs taken by legendary photographer Ansel Adams. Each of the black-and-white photos displays exceptional clarity and bears the credit stamp "Photographed in Yosemite by Ansel Adams" on the reverse. All of the photos include the original news caption, either affixed or typed, on the reverse, as well as a date stamp and various editorial notations. The scenes depicted here, along with the corresponding date stamp for the photo, size, and condition are as follows: 1) Inspiration Point with Bridal Veil Falls in the foreground, "Aug 16 1936," 6.75 x 9.75 inches (Ex); 2) Two unidentified waterfalls, "Jul 2 1939," 8.5 x 11.5 inches (Vg, numerous creases); 3) Trail riders on horseback with a waterfall in the background, "May 23, 1942," 7.5 x 9.5 inches (Vg-Ex); 4) Muir Lake, "Sept 1950," 8 x 10 inches (Ex); 5) Giant sequoias, "Sept 1950," 8 x 10 inches (Ex); 6) Half Dome, "Nov 15, 1952," 6.25 x 9 inches (Ex); 7) El Capitan, "Jan 22, 1972," 8 x 10 inches (Ex); 8) Unidentified waterfall, "May 1972," 8 x 10 inches (Gd-Vg, staining in the lower right, creases and minor edge tears). Ansel Adams photographs are highly prized in the world of photography collecting. They are usually offered at auction individually (and in our research we found similar photos in photo auctions always selling for many hundreds, and, in some cases, over $1,000 each). The presentation of these important images as a collection (per the instructions of our consignor) represents a particularly extraordinary and unique collecting opportunity. Total: 8 photos. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,231
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