“Ansel Adams” Garage Sale Negatives Most Likely from Uncle Earl Instead

Uncle Earle

As a follow-up to the buzzing story from earlier in the week, a California woman has come forward with a rather convincing claim that her Uncle Earl Brooks shot the $200 million+ Ansel Adams negatives in 1923.

She has original prints in her possession that are strikingly similar to negatives from the Ansel Adams garage sale collection.

[KTVU via CNN]

Ansel Adams Negatives Bought at Garage Sale, Now Worth $200 Million+

Rick Norsigian purchased a box of 65 glass negatives 10 years ago at a yard sale in SoCal for $45 have been estimated to be worth at least $200 million.

These glass plate negatives were thought to have been lost long ago in a darkroom fire in 1937.  Experts speculate that Adams somehow left them behind when teaching a photography glass in Pasadena in the 1940s.

[via CNN]