July 28, 2010 12:30 PM

Collector says negatives from yard sale are Ansel Adams'

Rick Norsigian, a goateed 64-year-old maintenance worker who has spent most of his life living in the same house on a quiet street in Fresno, has long had a penchant for collecting antiques. His hobby may have paid off in a big way. Norsigian and his attorney announced Tuesday that 60 glass negatives Norsigian bought at a yard sale in Fresno a decade ago for $45 are the early works of famed photographer Ansel Adams.

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