Arthur C. Pillsbury

Protecting and Preserving All Life -- By Extending Human Vision

Ansel Adams

Motives & Oppotunity

Virginia Best Adams 
           Virginia experienced the early excitement of sitting on the lap of Teddy Roosevelt and visitng Paris and with her father, Harry Cassie Best, an artist.  The Best Studio in Yosemite was small and its profits limited.  Virginia grew up with the Pillsbury children, especially Grace, two years older than herself,  and Arthur, who was exactly her age.  But Virginia's prospects for retaining the Best  Studio in Yosemite were low.  She was neither an artist or a photographer.  

Steve Douglas Harrison