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Those Ansel Adams Garage Sale Plates? Not So Much…Maybe

The mystery of the Ansel Adams garage sale negatives keeps taking on new twists, but the latest twist might have solved it once and for all.

KTVU in Oakland is reporting that a Bay Area woman named Mariam l. Walton has come forward with apparently solid proof that the photographs were not taken by Ansel Adams but her Uncle Earl. She was watching KTVU report on the story Tuesday when she suddenly saw a photograph of the Jeffrey Pine on Sentinal Dome and recognized it as a print her uncle Earl Brooks made back in 1923.

via Ansel Adams Garage Sale Mystery Apparently Solved.

There is an overlay at the above link that allows you to blink compare the two photos which the author of the post claims are identical but they are in fact not exactly the same. Note differences in the positions of smaller parts of the tree across the bottom and differences in the clouds. So the mystery continues, in my opinion, although they could have been taken with the same camera from the same spot a few minutes apart. If that is true then it looks like Uncle Earl could be our guy.

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July 30, 2010 - Posted by | Photos |

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