Has A Man Managed To Find Ansel Treasures In Garage Sale Purchase?

October 30, 2009

U.S. (ChattahBox) – After purchasing a number of photograph negatives from a garage sale, a man is claiming that they may have belonged to Ansel Adams, the famous photographer who is well known for his scenic photos of famous landmarks.

Rick Norsigian has been intending to buy a barber chair from the garage sale, but negotiations fell through. Instead, he picked up a box of photo negatives on glass plates that he liked.

The 8.5″ x 6.5″ pictures have generated a great deal of interest, especially after a handwriting expert authentication the writing on the back as that of Ansel’s wife.

But the grandson of the artist is unconvinced of the claims.

“Mr. Norsigian has been making these claims for a number of years and I have not seen convincing proof that they are Ansel’s negatives,” Mathew Adams was quoted as saying.

“People have been photographing Yosemite since the late 1800s and that fact there are glass plate negatives of images of Yosemite does not therefore mean that they are Ansel’s.”



One Response to “Has A Man Managed To Find Ansel Treasures In Garage Sale Purchase?”

  1. Arnold Peter on July 17th, 2010 5:46 pm

    I am the entertainment attorney who has been working with a group of experts for the past three years to once and for all prove that over 60 glass negatives purchased at a Fresno garage sale were in fact created by Ansel Adams. Our experts included two court qualified hand-writing analysts, the former Curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a meteorologist who was engaged to examine an authenticated Ansel Adams print and one virtually identical negative among those found at the garage sale. The task of this expert was to determine whether by looking at the cloud formation, shadows and snow drifts, it was possible to determine if the two images were captured on the same day and at the same time. Last but not least, on our team was Mr. Patrick Alt who I had the pleasure to work with and learn from. His expertise in this area is beyond reproach. After obtaining written reports from these experts, we asked a former FBI Agent and Section Chief and a former Assistant United States Attorney and Legal Commentator on ABC News to tell us if the evidence was sufficient under the highest standard used in US courts (beyond a reasonable doubt). In essence, we put the negatives on trial. We anticipate releasing the final results of our investigation later this month. If you are interested in being notified of the results and findings, please register at http://www.ricknorsigian.com. As an added inducement, those individuals who register on the website will have the opportunity to view before anyone else in the world 15 never before seen photographs we believe were created by Ansel Adams.

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