The Los Angeles Times homes in on another set of lost Ansel Adams photos that have re-surfaced. These have air-tight documentation:
The 13 pictures by Adams — on display through Friday at the Palos Verdes Library’s Peninsula Centerbuilding — come from 1941, when Chadwick, now a private day school but then a boarding school, hired him to produce its fifth-anniversary promotional catalog, and 1942, when Adams returned to shoot a tennis exhibition at the hilltop campus featuring the great Jack Kramer.
Negatives for some of the prints reside in the official Adams archive at the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography; others bear his identifying “photograph by Ansel Adams” stamp on the back. Chadwick’s official meeting minutes from the time document the episode, from his hiring to a discussion of how the catalog had turned out, including a motion by the board of directors to “convey to Mr. Adams [its] appreciation and gratification…upon [his] splendid work.”
‘Never seen’ but well-documented Ansel Adams photographs on display in Palos Verdes (Culture Monster/Los Angeles Times)