5 October 1999
Merced River, Cliffs, Autumn, Yosemite Valley (1939)
Gelatin silver print. Plate 2 from Portfolio III, San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1959. Signed in ink on the mount; portfolio stamp and number in red pencil on the reverse of the mount.
7 x 9.1/8in. (18.4 x 23.2cm.)
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