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  • Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim

    It's an antique collector's dream: buying an old box at a garage sale and discovering it contains famous lost works worth a fortune.

  • Rick Norsigian holds up a photograph made from a glass negative shot by the late photographer Ansel Adams during a news conference in Beverly Hills, on Tuesday, July 27,2010. A lawyer says the trove of old glass negatives found in a garage sale for 45 dollars by Norsigian a painter from Fresno, Calif. has been authenticated as the work of photographer Ansel Adams and are worth at least $200 million. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim

    Ten years ago, Fresno painter Rick Norsigian stumbled upon a trove of 65 old glass negatives that he says have been authenticated as the work of famed nature photographer Ansel Adams, possibly worth $200 million.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 2,1980 file photo showing late photographer, Ansel Adams posing in front of his photograph of one the views of Yosemite National Park titled "Monolith:  The Face of Half Dome, 1927," in his home in Carmel Highlands, Calif.  A lawyer says a trove of old glass negatives found in Fresno have been authenticated as the work of iconic photographer Ansel Adams and are worth at least $200 million. The negatives were bought 10 years ago at a garage sale in Fresno for $45. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma,File)

    Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim

    A trove of old glass negatives bought at a garage sale for $45 has been authenticated as the lost work of Ansel Adams and worth at least $200 million, an attorney for the owner said Tuesday, but the iconic photographer's representatives dismissed the claim as a fraud and said they're worthless.

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