Everyone knows Ansel Adams was a master of landscape photography, a master of black and white naturalist photography, and one heck of an innovative artist. What most people don't know, however, is that Ansel also enjoyed documenting life in the city through the lens of his view camera.
Flavorwire has posted a gallery of images that were commissioned by Fortune Magazine in the 1940s, in order to document Los Angeles' aviation industry as only Ansel Adams could.
See what the City of Angels used to look like, compared to what it has become, by taking a fascinating trip back in time through these magnificent photos.
Suggested soundtrack music-Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, or Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition by The Merry Macs.
Link --image credit: Ansel Adams