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Ansel Adams
'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, N.M.'
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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112
Ansel Adams
'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, N.M.'
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Ansel Adams
1902-1984
'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, N.M.'
mounted, signed and titled in pencil on the mount, signed and extensively inscribed in ink and a Carmel studio stamp, with title, and date in ink, on the reverse, 1941, printed in 1978 (400 Photographs, p. 175)
15 3/8  by 19 in. (39 by 48.3 cm.)
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Provenance

The photographer to Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr., 1979

By descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

This photograph comes from the family of Dr. James R. Killian, Jr., who served as the tenth president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1948-1959).  After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, President Eisenhower appointed Killian as the first Presidential science adviser. In the words of Eisenhower, Killian’s role was to help him ‘follow through on the program of scientific improvement of our defenses’ (as quoted in The New York Times, Obituaries, 31 January 1988). Killian was also instrumental in the establishment of NASA in 1958.

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