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Bradford Washburn (American, 1910-2007), "Mt. St. Elias" (Alaska), 1934, gelatin silver print mounted on board, signed

Bradford Washburn (American, 1910-2007), "Mt. St. Elias" (Alaska), 1934, gelatin silver print mounted on board, signed

Item Description:

Signed in pencil lower right, titled lower left (on mount), inscribed (illegibly) in black ink on reverse: "Ice Cliff of South C--- Glacier, 8 am -- "A" -- ", dated "1934"


Damage and repairs to mount, possible surface abrasions and adhesive residue, overall wear. Please contact for specific condition questions.


Collection of Dr. Walter Clark

Inherited by descent to the current owner, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Clark


Image: Height 14.5 in. x Width 18.5 in.

Mount: Height 19.875 in. x Width 23.5 in.

About The Artist:

Bradford Washburn was Founding Director the Museum of Science, Boston, where he worked for 40 years. Known as a mountaineer, explorer, cartographer and aerial photographer, Washburn traveled the world for eight decades, documenting diverse landscapes including the Grand Canyon, the Alps, Mount McKinley and the Matterhorn.

Ansel Adams called Washburn a "roving genius of mind and mountains." Washburn pioneered photographic techniques that accurately captured the most remote and inaccessible points on earth.

In the summer of 1938, Dr. Walter Clark, head of research at Kodak, joined Washburn on a three month aerial expedition over Alaska. The valleys of the St. Elias Range are accessible only by air and were photographed by Clark and Washburn. The purpose of the expedition was to experiment with Kodak’s black and white aero film and to determine how the film would react in arctic conditions. Washburn was later employed by Kodak to undertake another expedition in 1947 to test the Ektachrome and Kodacolor Aero films on Alaska’s Mount McKinley.

Richard Leach Maddox introduced the gelatin silver printing process in 1871, and commercial photographers began using gelatin silver prints widely in the last quarter of the 19th century. As fine art black and white photography gained popularity and acceptance as an artistic medium, the demand for a broader range of papers and finishes (glossy, matte, textured, etc.) increased, reaching its height in the 1930s. Gelatin silver printing remained the dominant photographic process until the development of color photography in the 1960s.


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Bradford Washburn (American, 1910-2007), "Mt. St. Elias" (Alaska), 1934, gelatin silver print mounted on board, signed

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