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ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
Interestingly and charmingly, decoration of Polaroid's office walls with photographs by Adams does not seem to have been limited to the Corporation's Cambridge, Mass. headquarters. Lots 253-255 originally graced the walls of Polaroid's Film Manufacturing Plant in Dumbarton, Scotland. All three prints were acquired by the present owner, a former employee, in 1981.
ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

Fungus, UC Santa Cruz, c. 1963

ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
Fungus, UC Santa Cruz, c. 1963
gelatin silver print
signed in ink (on the overmat); title in ink and Carmel credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
image: 19 1/8 x 15 3/8in. (48.5 x 39.1cm.)
mount: 27¼ x 22in. (69.2 x 55.9cm.)
From the artist;
to Edwin H. Land/Polaroid Corporation;
to the present owner, 1981

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