Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American Photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.
Adams and Fred Archer developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. He primarily used large-format cameras because the large film used with these cameras (primarily 5x4 and 8x10) contributed to the rarity of his prints.
Adams initiated the photography group known as Group f/64, along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.
Description: Two Items, Both Post Cards of Ansel Adams each with Classic shot "Forest Floor of Yosemite Valley." First 5 x 7 inches, second 6 x 4.25 inches on back Ansel Adams autograph with type my autograph for Virginie Dopez of Paris France. This has complete address of Adams and also Dopez with cancelled stamps and date of 1/5/1976. Each item is in excellent condition and signature is signed with a Black Sharpie and in excellent condition. Two pieces would make a great framed item with the larger Yosemite Valley photo and actual signature together.
Condition: Items are in Excellent Condition
Documentation: This item is fully documented by three sources. First it has a PSA/DNA Authentication status. Its registered PSA/DNA number is #V13851 and item has been permanently marked with an invisible DNA daub that will fluoresce under a patented laser lamp. Further It means that this signature of Ansel Adams which they personally examined and is in their opinion authentic. They state that the signature(s) are consistent considering slant, flow, pen pressure, letter size and other characteristics that are typical of the other exemplars that they compared against. Second, the item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the famous RR Auction where item was purchased by us originally. Third you will also get a Certificate from Reel Art. You will also get a copy of the invoice from RR Auction a to further prove authenticity.
The item described is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.