15 April 2011

Photography: Clifton R. Adams


I first saw a few images from photographer Clifton R. Adams popping up on blogs and tumblrs a couple of weeks ago. I was so taken with the beautiful images I instantly wanted to see and know more. I found quite a few examples of his work (there is an extensive selection in National Geographic's archives) but very little information about the photographer himself. Most of the images are of young ladies in colorful dress surrounded by equally colorful gardens of flowers. The lady on the boat gliding through the hyacinth is one of the best images I've ever seen! I want to be there right now. There are also quite a few images of the English and Irish countryside with village people dresses in their everyday wears. I imagine the photographer was located around that area but if anyone has any information about him, I'd love to know! Get ready for photo overload... there were so many good ones I had a hard time narrowing it down.



Karen said...


BaronessVonVintage said...

oh, I'm so glad you discovered the name of the photographer. beautiful!!

LittleMissLee said...




Anonymous said...

Truly lovely. The women appear charmingly confident and elegantly self-assured, as all women should feel.

Anonymous said...

Wow, these images are really breathtaking! Are the photos hand tinted? They have that feel to me. Lovely!


Caitlin Rose said...


I love these images so so so much.

beetree said...

Those photos are incredible! I love that last shot- so beautiful!

Unknown said...

i love how beautifully all the ladies dress in his photos!

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alexandra grecco said...

so lovely, miss ; )


joshylola said...

Great photos :-)

Rebeccak said...

Oh my gosh - such incredible photos!!! The colours are stunning - do you think they are hand-tinted?

thatdamngreendress said...

I want to BE these...(oh hello far right archer in the rust dress...so lovely)

Cool Schmool said...

i love how vibrantly dressed all these women are. great finds!

AelitaX said...

so beautiful :D

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Unknown said...

These photos are absolutely breath taking. I just wish I could dress like all of those ladies. Thanks for this beautiful post!

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Ingrid Faon said...

The one with the girl and the boat is BREATHTAKING. So fantastic. Your blog is always so fun to look at. :)

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Ahh, what an incredible photographer! I love how there is so much emphasis on the flowers and landscape as well as the women!


Annalise said...

Really lovely vintage photos. Thanks for sharing.

sarah nicole said...

These are stunning! My great great grandpa used to take photos of my great great grandma in the 1920's and hand-tint them like this. Needless to say, they are treasured in my family.

Thank you for sharing these!



Anonymous said...

Love this collection - I'm getting very in to outfit posts with foliage in the background myself ;D

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nataya, chacha, nchan said...

So inspiring..., beautiful

Clifton Lemon said...

Clifton Adams was my grandfather- he died when my mother was 3. I have an edition of his collected works from Nat. Geographic. He appears to have been something of a ladies' man- many of his photos are of lovely young things. He was quite prolific. what do yo uwant to know?
-Clifton Lemon