A Fresno, Ca. Painter that paid $45 for two boxes of photographic negatives 10 years ago has finally substantiated that his find is easily worth a whopping $200 Million.


Turns out the boxes he purchased contained 65 glass negatives from historic nature photographer Ansel Adams. Adams, known for his pictures of fabulous nature settings is revered as the father of American photography.

The photographs, taken between 1919, depict Southern California over 70 years ago and feature Yosemite, the Carmel Mission and San Francisco landmarks.

The amazing find is set to be shown at a Beverly Hills, California, gallery starting today.