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Bradford Washburn Photographs


Bradford Washburn Photographs


Washburn, Bradford, 1910-2007, photographer


1929-1994 (bulk 1930s-1979)


Bradford Washburn (1910-2007) built a career as a distinguished mountaineer, photographer, and professional cartographer. He is best known for his aerial photography and the quality and precision of his mountain photography.

The Bradford Washburn Photographs consist of 178 photographs dated 1929-1994 (bulk 1930s-1979). The majority of the images show mountains and glaciers in Alaska, particularly Denali and other locations in the Alaska Range. Each photograph is framed, and most are signed and dated by the photographer.

Photographs with accession numbers in the range 2008.2.1-175 were acquired by the American Alpine Club in 2008.

Items in the Bradford Washburn Photographs Collection

Signed at lower left: Bradford Washburn, March 2006.

Signed at lower left: Bradford Washburn, May 2006.

Negative 8242. At lower left, within image: 8242. Labeled on verso: 85.

Negative 2172. Title written on mat in photographer's hand. Alternative title taken from dealer's list.

Negative 6940. Title supplied by cataloger. At lower left, within image: 6940.

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