Photographer Ansel Adams photos could sell for $200 million, found from a garage sale.
Ansel Adams $200 million garage sale photos found. Rick Norsigian paid $45 for photos, only to discover glass negatives from Ansel Adams. It was a $200 million catch of an original Ansel Adams collection at a garage sale.
Norsigian paid $45 for the photos about 10 years ago. Aside from the staggering monetary value of the find, the photos are practically priceless to art historians who study the famed nature photographer. David W. Streets is the appraiser and art dealer who will unveil the photographs at his Beverly Hills gallery.
Streets said that the photos were taken between 1919 and the early 1930s. That time period was well before Adams became a household name. The photos include shots of the Yosemite landscape and San Francisco landmarks.
“It truly is a missing link of Ansel Adams and history and his career,” David W. Streets said in a statement. Norsigian is a garage sale buff who just happened to walk into $200 million. He became quite intrigued by two boxes he was told came from a warehouse salvage in Los Angeles in the 1940s.