In the mid-1930's, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes conceived the idea of commissioning painted murals for the department's headquarters building in Washington, DC. Impressed by Adams' work, Ickes later broadened the scope of the project to include mural-size photographs and recommended Adams for the photographer. Adams began his travels to the parks in October 1941 and a year later submitted the prints in this series to Interior. None of the photographs, however, were ever reproduced as murals as the project was halted during World War II and never resumed.
A curator-approved, high resolution digital image of this wonderful artwork has been printed on matte finish fine art paper surrounded by white border to give the appearance that it is matted when inserted alone in a frame. Print is rolled with tissue paper to protect against dust before being packaged in a mailing tube.
11" x 14" Archival Print | 10.2" x 8" without border
16" x 20" Archival Print | 15.25" x 12.0" without border
22" x 28" Archival Print | 21.6" x 17.0" without border
32" x 40" Archival Print | 33.1" x 26.0" without border