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Clifton R. Adams. Two women look west from the village of Stowe at Mount Mansfield. Stowe, Vermont. 1920s.

Clifton R. Adams. A couple sits outside of the remains of Furness Abbey. Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness, England. 1920s.

Clifton R. Adams. A group of cowgirls and trick riders watch a rodeo in Forth Worth. Fort Worth, Texas, USA. 1920s.

Clifton R. Adams. A young Mexican woman poses in a black mantilla costume. El Paso, Texas, USA. 1920s.

Clifton R. Adams (1890-1934), photographer of National Geographic between 1920 and 1934, who died prematurely, has produced hundreds of photos in black and white and 30 albums of autochromes. He traveled to the United States, Central America and Europe, photographing the countryside and villages. Many autochromes portray men, women and children caught in moments of everyday life.