Ansel Adams

Above: “I found these 4 11×14 prints in a stash of my grandmothers things (she’s been gone a long time) in a sleeve that still had it’s gold seal still sealed. The stamp on the outer envelope reads ‘June 5th, 1964.’ The back of the sleeve reads ‘Ansel Adams’ photographs from Yosemite Valley, 5 Associates, San Fransisco.’”

Unrelated to the photo above….Ten years ago, Rick Norsigian, a California painter, bought two boxes of photographic plates for $45, after bargaining the owner down from $75. Today, they’re worth an estimated $200 million. What were they? Sixty-give glass negatives made by Ansel Adams, of course. Read more here.

Look: The Wisconsin Historical Society‘s photos of Ansel Adams at work

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2 Responses to Ansel Adams

  1. mable July 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    A continuous lean probably just blew his load all over these

  2. Conspiracy Theory July 29, 2010 at 9:10 am #

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