Mr. Adams also worked commercially to pay the bills, first developing a long-term relationship with the Yosemite Park and Curry Company (his photographs even adorned restaurant menus). He used Yosemite Valley as a base, as his wife’s family owned a gallery, Best’s Studio, which the Adamses eventually inherited. He was quite the raconteur and performed plays and musical arrangements for Sierra Club outings in the summer and at Christmas dinners at the Valley’s resort.


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