Hey Cris, the guy is from Fresno!!!
More shots of the negatives found in Fresno...
What a find! Lucky guy. :0)
never miss a garage sale, buy all the junk possible :P
you never know when yu'll strike it rich!
Holy cow! More photos captured in Amercia in years 1930-1943, not Ansel Adams but woth a look for sure.
Problem here is that while this individual may "own" the negatives, that does give him the right to use them to print and sell photos made from the negatives.
If anybody has an inclination to try and make money from this situation, he and the heirs will have to sit down and strike some kind of a deal.
I completely overlooked this post although the story has been all over the news recently. The grandson is the head of the Ansel Adams museums and he is hesitant to agree that the negatives are from Ansel although experts have spent the last ten years researching their authenticity.
The amount of money they are worth was blown out of proportion too.
Fresno claims to be the heart of all things about Ansel Adams as we are where the main highway into Yosemite Valley begins.
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