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Ansel Adams

'Political Signs & Circus Posters, San Francisco'

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Political Signs & Circus Posters, San Francisco'

'Political Signs & Circus Posters, San Francisco'

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Political Signs & Circus Posters, San Francisco'


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date in ink, framed, 1931, probably printed between 1973 and 1977

image: 19 1/2 by 15 1/4 in. (49.5 by 38.7 cm.)

frame: 35 by 29 1/2 in. (88.9 by 74.9 cm.)

This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined very closely in high raking light, a few linear impressions and hairline scratches are visible.


There are very minor bumps to the edges of the mount.


On the reverse of the mount is some minor soiling, adhesive residue, and tape remnants. The annotations in an unidentified hand in pencil read: 'A. Adams "Political Signs and Circus Posters, San Francisco"'; '10-0170'; 'FR 529-2'; 'AA/2143'; '325'; '#32'; and 'A-AA-06.0111.'


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Collection of Margaret W. Weston

Sotheby's New York, Photographs from the Private Collection of Margaret W. Weston, 26 April 2007, Sale 8387, Lot 55, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 340

James Alinder and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: A San Francisco Heritage (San Francisco, 1987), pl. 8

Andrea Gray, Ansel Adams: An American Place, 1936 (Tucson, 1982), pl. 20

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 27

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972) , pl. 29

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 73