Photo Set


Ansel Adams: The Mural Project 1941-1942


March 10, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today unveiled an exhibit within the corridors of the Department of the Interior of 26 never-before installed murals taken by famed photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams. The images, part of Ansel Adams: The Mural Project 1941-1942, have been installed on the first and second floors of the Department as originally envisioned by the artist and then-Secretary of the Interior, Harold Ickes. 

Learn more about the exhibit.


  • Acoma Pueblo
    New Mexico

    National Archives no. 79-AAA-01 Ansel Adams
    Acoma Pueblo
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAA-01
  • Boulder Dam Power Units
    Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona Border

    National Archives no. 79-AAB-5 Ansel Adams
    Boulder Dam Power Units
Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona Border
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAB-5
  • Boulder Dam
    Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona Border, 1942

    National Archives no. 79-AAB-4 Ansel Adams
    Boulder Dam
Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona Border, 1942
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAB-4
  • Canyon de Chelly
    Arizona

    National Archives no. 79-AAC-2 Ansel Adams
    Canyon de Chelly
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAC-2
  • In Glacier National Park
    Montana

    National Archives no. 79-AAE-2 Ansel Adams
    In Glacier National Park
Montana
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAE-2
  • Leaves, In Glacier National Park
    Montana

    National Archives no. 79-AAE-23 Ansel Adams
    Leaves, In Glacier National Park
Montana
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAE-23
  • Grand Canyon National Park
    Arizona

    National Archives no. 79-AAF-26 Ansel Adams
    Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAF-26
  • Ferns, In Glacier National Park
    Montana

    National Archives no. 79-AAE-24 Ansel Adams
    Ferns, In Glacier National Park
Montana
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAE-24
  • Grand Teton, Snake River
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAG-1 Ansel Adams
    Grand Teton, Snake River
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAG-1
  • Kearsage Pinnacles, Kings River Canyon
    California

    National Archives no. 79-AAH-7 Ansel Adams
    Kearsage Pinnacles, Kings River Canyon
California
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAH-7
  • An Unnamed Peak, Kings River Canyon
    California

    National Archives no. 79-AAH-8 Ansel Adams
    An Unnamed Peak, Kings River Canyon
California
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAH-8
  • Big Bird Peak, Deadman Canyon, Kings Canyon National Park
    California

    National Archives no. 79-AAH-25 Ansel Adams
    Big Bird Peak, Deadman Canyon, Kings Canyon National Park
California
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAH-25
  • Navajo Girl, Canyon de Chelly
    Arizona, circa 1942

    National Archives no. 79-AAK-02 Ansel Adams
    Navajo Girl, Canyon de Chelly
Arizona, circa 1942
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAK-02
  • Moraine, Rocky Mountain National Park
    Colorado

    National Archives no. 79-AAM-2 Ansel Adams
    Moraine, Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAM-2
  • In Rocky Mountain National Park
    Colorado

    National Archives no. 79-AAM-4 Ansel Adams
    In Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAM-4
  • In Saguaro National Monument
    Arizona

    National Archives no. 79-AAN-1 Ansel Adams
    In Saguaro National Monument
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAN-1
  • At San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
    New Mexico, 1942

    National Archives no. 79-AAP-04 Ansel Adams
    At San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
New Mexico, 1942
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAP-04
  • Cornfield, Indian Farm Near Tuba City, Arizona in Rain
    Arizona, 1941

    National Archives no. 79-AAR-2 Ansel Adams
    Cornfield, Indian Farm Near Tuba City, Arizona in Rain
Arizona, 1941
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAR-2
  • Walpi, Arizona
    Arizona, 1941

    National Archives no. 79-AAS-1 Ansel Adams
    Walpi, Arizona
Arizona, 1941
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAS-1
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAT-4 Ansel Adams
    Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-4
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAT-9 Ansel Adams
    Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-9
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAT-22 Ansel Adams
    Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-22
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAT-23 Ansel Adams
    Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-23
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAT-24 Ansel Adams
    Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-24
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
    Wyoming

    National Archives no. 79-AAT-27 Ansel Adams
    Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-27
  • Formations along the Wall of the Big Room, Near Crystal Spring
    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

    National Archives no. 79-AAW-26 Ansel Adams
    Formations along the Wall of the Big Room, Near Crystal Spring
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAW-26
  • Acoma Pueblo
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAA-01
  • Boulder Dam Power Units
Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona Border
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAB-5
  • Boulder Dam
Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona Border, 1942
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAB-4
  • Canyon de Chelly
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAC-2
  • In Glacier National Park
Montana
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAE-2
  • Leaves, In Glacier National Park
Montana
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAE-23
  • Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAF-26
  • Ferns, In Glacier National Park
Montana
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAE-24
  • Grand Teton, Snake River
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAG-1
  • Kearsage Pinnacles, Kings River Canyon
California
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAH-7
  • An Unnamed Peak, Kings River Canyon
California
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAH-8
  • Big Bird Peak, Deadman Canyon, Kings Canyon National Park
California
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAH-25
  • Navajo Girl, Canyon de Chelly
Arizona, circa 1942
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAK-02
  • Moraine, Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAM-2
  • In Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAM-4
  • In Saguaro National Monument
Arizona
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAN-1
  • At San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
New Mexico, 1942
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAP-04
  • Cornfield, Indian Farm Near Tuba City, Arizona in Rain
Arizona, 1941
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAR-2
  • Walpi, Arizona
Arizona, 1941
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAS-1
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-4
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-9
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-22
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-23
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-24
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAT-27
  • Formations along the Wall of the Big Room, Near Crystal Spring
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Ansel Adams
National Archives no. 79-AAW-26