Lot 1 View Catalog
"Ansel" Adams Signed Letter with a Small Pencil Drawing of Himself Mentioning His Photography In Hawaii
ANSEL ADAMS (1902-84). Photographer and Conservationist, best known for his exceptional Nature Photographs of Yosemite National Park.
Original “Thursday” Typed Letter Signed, “Ansel”, in giant vivid pencil, along with a small Pencil Drawing of His Head, at top in upper left, and pencil word “Wheeee!” written just after the first line of the text. This bold black Typed one page, Undated Letter, measures 11” x 8.5” at Honolulu T.H. (Territory of Hawaii), no date, Very Fine. Written to “Nick,” on the morning of his departure to the mainland. It reads in part: “... The Holder and packs arrived, and I have made a few good photographs... it took four! days for an airmail letter to reach me from S.F... - P.S. Last pictures here chieflt [sic] Hasselblad and 35 mm type… Promoted the 4x5 before a group of local photogs and am pleased to report vast excitements! ...” The magnificent, bold and rather wildly written pencil signature, “Ansel” measures 3.25” long and 1.5” high! A very rare nice content with a hand-drawn self portrait letter.
The Territory of Hawaii or Hawaii Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from July 7, 1898, until August 21, 1959, when its territory, with the exception of Johnston Atoll, was admitted to the Union as the fiftieth U.S. state, the State of Hawaii.