In the mid-1930's, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes conceived the idea of commissioning painted murals for the department's headquarters building in Washington, DC. Impressed by Adams' work, Ickes later broadened the scope of the project to include mural-size photographs and recommended Adams for the photographer. Adams began his travels to the parks in October 1941 and a year later submitted the prints in this series to Interior. None of the photographs, however, were ever reproduced as murals as the project was halted during World War II and never resumed.
A curator-approved, high resolution digital image of this wonderful artwork has been printed on matte finish fine art paper, mounted to masonite board, and then finished in a 2-inch deep hard wood frame which has been hand-stained in the color of your choice. All artblocks use images reproduced in their entirety, without cropping or over-printing with text. A label printed with all the relevant info about the painting is affixed to the back of each product. Arrives at your door complete with an easy to use self-leveling hanging kit but product is designed to sit upright on a shelf.