Garage Sale

July 31st, 2010

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you this extraordinary story.

An artist named Rick Norsigian paid $45 back in 2000 for 65 glass negatives that he bought at a yard sale in southern California. Turns out these negatives are long lost negatives taken by nature photography legend Ansel Adams between 1919 and the early 1930s. Their worth? An estimated $200 million dollars.

Yep. Two. Hundred. Million.

Just awesome news!

Check out the full story on Mr. Norsigian’s website here. You can also see a Reuters news video here.

Also, check out the official Ansel Adams website here for a selection of the master’s work.




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2 Responses to “Garage Sale”

  1. Daniel N. Says:

    Well… seems it’s disputed now.

    Apparently Adam’s family (no pun intended) disputes the claim, AND some other woman claims it’s her uncle that took the photos:

    Here: http://www.petapixel.com/2010/07/29/ansel-adams-garage-sale-mystery-apparently-solved/

  2. Z! Says:

    Hah! Thanks for the update Dan! :)

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