Ansel Adams, founder of Museum Graphics
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS
Museum Graphics was founded in 1952 under the name of "5 Associates" by Ansel Adams, Virginia Best Adams, and Phillip Knight. Its original purpose was to print color postcards and souvenir items for sale in Yosemite National Park. Over the years the line was expanded to include photographic books, notecards, postcards, Christmas cards, and matted reproductions.
Anne Adams Helms, Ansel's daughter, took over management of the company in 1966, followed by Alison Mayhew Jaques, the daughter of Charles Mayhew and Anne Adams (Mayhew) Helms and granddaughter of Ansel, in 1986. Alison still operates the company today.
The present name Museum Graphics was chosen to give a more descriptive title to what we do, which is to produce high quality lithographic reproductions, postcards and note cards, primarily for the fine arts museum trade.