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National Geographic Archives

August 18, 2009

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Well it looks like the Life Archives will have a run for their money…  As mentioned in the Times earlier today, the ‘secret museum of photography’ located underneath Washington, is going to become available to the public for the first time.

Considered the foundation of National Geographic, this underground gallery is home to some of the most impressive, and possibly important works in photography history, and due to the digitizing of the industry, these pieces will most likely be sold off and hopefully put on display in private collections.  Capturing the last century, this was a time when guys grabbed their guns, steamer trunks and cameras and went about the world on an serious adventure.

Beginning September 17th, 150 prints are going to be on display at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea, some which will include images from Ansel Adams, images from Robert Falcon Scott’s trip to the South Pole, and some early American miners as captured by B. Anthony Stewart.  Peep the full article here.

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