Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence the reason so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.
This display focuses on the impact of the Civil War and the important role of industrialization and environmental preservation and is divided into a diverse set of aesthetic, moral, topographic, and instrumental concerns, from 1839 to 1899.
Await the upcoming display East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography in New Orleans Museum of Art, October 6, and will run through January 7, 2018.
Images are from the press kit.