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Title
Burbank Lockheed plant employees, view 5
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; In episode #10001 of "California's Gold," Huell Howser visits the Los Angeles Public Library to see this collection of Ansel Adams photographs.
Around 1939, Ansel Adams was commissioned by Fortune magazine to photograph a series of images for an article covering the aviation history of the Los Angeles area. For the project, Adams took 217 photographs showing everyday life, businesses, street scenes, aerospace employees, and a variety of other subjects, but when the article, "City of Angels," appeared in the March 1941 issue, only a few of the images were included. In the early 1960s, approximately 20 years later, Adams rediscovered all of the photographs among papers at his home in Carmel, and sent a letter of inquiry to the Los Angeles Public Library, asking if the institution would be interested in receiving the collection as a donation. In his letter, Adams expressed that, "the weather was bad over a rather long period and none of the pictures were very good" and "if they have no value whatsoever, please dispose of them in the incenerator [sic]." He went on to write that "I would imagine that they represent about $100.00 minimum value." In response, the Los Angeles Public Library gladly accepted the gift of 135 contact prints and 217 negatives, and the staff concluded that a fair value for the collection would be $150.00.
Employees of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank are seen leaving the plant, making their way across the street.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00085719
Ansel Adams Fortune Magazine Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
S-002-017.5 4x5; GPC_b11_f4_i3
CARL0004778459
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/116884
Subject
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation--Employees
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Aerospace industries--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)--Employees
Streets--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Aerospace industries--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Ansel Adams Fortune Magazine Collection photographs

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