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Photographs of the Manzanar Concentration Camp, California

Call Number: WA Photos 537
Content Description

Black and white photographs of the Manzanar concentration camp photographed in 1943 by Ansel Adams and printed from the original negatives by Alan Ross in 1985 for the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History, and Science in Fresno, California.

The photographs concentrate on the incarcerees and their activities, including family life in the barracks, people at work, and recreational activities.

Ink stamps on versos: "Photograph by Ansel Adams, Born Free and Equal, Photographs of the Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1943-1944. Museum print from the original negative by Alan Ross, Fall, 1985. Produced in Cooperation with the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Library of Congress."

Signed, titled, and numbered by Alan Ross on versos.

Inscriptions on versos: FMM Set #4.

Language of Materials

Inscriptions and ink stamps in English.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Janet Sirmon Fine Art on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2016.


Arranged by the printer.

50 Photographs (2 boxes) : black-and-white prints ; 280 x 354 mm
Related Names
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Ross, Alan, 1932-
Janet Sirmon Fine Art
Language of Materials