Huntington Acquires Adams Portfolios


Ansel Adams, Monolith, the Face of Half-Dome, 1927. ©2015 The Ansel Adams Publishing Trust

The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, has acquired a full set of Ansel Adams’s portfolios. Adams produced seven portfolios, each containing between 10 and 15 photographs, during hislife, and George Melvin Byrne and Barbara S. Barrett-Byrne have donated all seven to the Huntington.

Byrne, who passed away shortly after making the gift, was a collector and amateur photographer as well as an environmentalist. He acquired five of the portfolios directly from Adams and the other two from the Sierra Club.