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It started with the Norsigian Negatives. In 2000 Rick Norsigian of Fresno, California, purchased for $45, an old box containing 61 - 65 glass negatives at a garage sale.
In 2010 the negatives were announced to be the work of Ansel Adams. This claim was challenged by the Adams heirs, among others. The Ansel Adams heirs sued Norsigian.
On March 15, 2011 the law suit was settled. An inquiry was then ongoing at this site, interrupted, and leaving many Open Questions which need answering.
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Existing Analyses of Norsigian Negatives in relation to the Work of Arthur C. Pillsbury - And More
Ansel Adams - The Missing Years
1909 - Centennial for the Nature Movie
1912 - Centennial for Lapse-Time film of flowers
These are some of the envelopes which originally held nitrate film included in the purchase made by Rick Norsigian in 2000.
According to Leroy Radonovich the only Yosemite photographer to have this many images in their catalogue was Pillsbury.
This was also the numbering system used by Pillsbury.