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. A certificate printed with all the relevant info about the original painting is included with each product. When the print has been framed, the certificate can be affixed to the back of the frame to remind you of the important details relative to the original artwork. Print and certificate are rolled with tissue paper to protect against dust before being packaged in a mailing tube then overpackaged in a corrugated triangular shipping container.
S - 11" x 14" Archival Print | 8" x 9.9375" without border
M - 16" x 20" Archival Print | 12" x 14.9375" without border
L - 22" x 28" Archival Print | 17" x 21.1875" without border
XL - 32" x 40" Archival Print | 26" x 32.4375" without border