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Ansel Garage Sale Find...... The Real Thing

Postby bearflag » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:39 pm

Buried in Lewis's and Glen's negatives were these 3 gems. The first is Glen's from 1931 and the next two from Lewis, August 1934.

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Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:18 am

Saw this in an article the other day. I guess one of the relatives is still challenging the validity of the glass negatives. Most believe they are from his early days, before his famous shots. I can't wait to see them. Estimated worth of $2 million?!?! :roll:
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Postby bearflag » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:46 am

Help! Don't confuse this with that cretin down in Fresno with his pipe dream goldmine imaginary AA collection. These photos are from Lewis Clark of Alameda, long-serving Sierra Club officer, and Glen Dawson of Pasadena. Found in 1993 in Lewis's basement, about to be thrown out.
For an interesting read, have a look at Matthew Adams' (grandson) response to the claims of the Great AA Mystery Glass Negative Find here:
http://theanseladamsgallery.blogspot.com/
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Postby mungeclimber » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:51 am

In addition to not recognizing her handwriting, several of the titles, including “Bridal Vail *sic+ Falls”, “Happy Iles*sic+”, “Washborn *sic+ Point”, Glaciar *sic+ Point” are misspellings of common place names in Yosemite. Virginia had lived in Yosemite every year of her life, and at the time of the darkroom fire, she was 33 years old. Virginia was an intelligent, well read young woman, enjoyed Yosemite and the outdoors, and it is inconceivable to me that she would misspell any Yosemite place names.
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that would be a clincher, no?
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Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:10 pm

bearflag wrote:Help! Don't confuse this with that cretin down in Fresno with his pipe dream goldmine imaginary AA collection. These photos are from Lewis Clark of Alameda, long-serving Sierra Club officer, and Glen Dawson of Pasadena. Found in 1993 in Lewis's basement, about to be thrown out.
For an interesting read, have a look at Matthew Adams' (grandson) response to the claims of the Great AA Mystery Glass Negative Find here:
http://theanseladamsgallery.blogspot.com/


Sorry! Didn't pay close enough attention :oops:

I've read there has been much debate about the authenticity of the (AA) slides. Some say the handwriting in the misspelled slides was a match for hers. Others still contest it. I will wait for further facts. It sounds fishy.

Great pics (again) bearflag. I still am amazed at your find of negatives, and the work you've done to restore and preserve them.
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