Collecting: Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Hills Brothers coffee can with a sepia-tone reproduction of Adams's Winter Morning, Yosemite Valley, California, 1969. Sold in December 2007 for $1,080.

"The name Ansel Adams is synonymous with pictures of America's landscape. A photographic artist known for his beautiful images of Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, his works remain as popular today as they were during his lifetime."

Daile Kaplan introduces Ansel Adams's photographs, coffee tin and coffee table books as collectible items in the May 2010 issue of Antiques Roadshow Insider

Kaplan then focuses on Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, saying that "there are pictures that come to embody photographic art, and Moonrise... is one of them. With the emergence of the first photography galleries in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Adams' name regularly appeared on exhibition rosters, and Moonrise came to signify photography as a form of self-expression. Collectors began demanding copies of Moonrise, and by the 1970s, Adams had a backlog of orders for the print." 

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