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Ceremony for Ansel Adams stamps at Yosemite National Park

Apr 5, 2024, 11 AM
On May 15 the United States Postal Service will hold a ceremony for the Ansel Adams commemorative forever stamps at Yosemite National Park in California.

By Linn’s Staff

The United States Postal Service will hold a ceremony May 15 at Yosemite National Park for the Ansel Adams commemorative forever stamps.

The first-day ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at the Ansel Adams Gallery, 9031 Village Drive, in Yosemite National Park, Calif.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register online with the USPS.

Renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams (1902-84) made thousands of awe-inspiring images of the American landscape throughout his life. “A masterful photographer and dedicated environmentalist, Adams allowed Americans from all corners of the nation to experience the wonder of wild places in vivid detail,” the USPS said.

Some of Adams’ most famous images are featured on the pane of 16 stamps.

Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, next to the visitor center and post office, the Ansel Adams Gallery boasts incredible views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point.

The gallery originated in the Yosemite Valley in 1902. Ansel Adams married the gallery founder’s daughter, Virginia Best, in 1928. The gallery has continued to be operated by a member of the Best or Adams families up to today.

The ceremony will include, among others, Adams’ grandson Matthew Adams, Yosemite National Park superintendent Cicely Muldoon and Daniel Tangherlini of the U.S. Postal Service board of governors.

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