1975 shoot, Lloyd Grimes, The Treasure Hunter, Clyde Keller photo
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Original Clyde Keller documentary photo
The Treasure Hunter
Lloyd Grimes cat operator
Neahkahnie Mountain, Oregon coast
1975 portrait captured in the midst of an authentic treasure hunt, high on the slopes of Neahkahnie Mountain overlooking the hamlet of Manzanita on the North Oregon Coast. The quest was to find the gold supposedly left by Spaniards 300 years ago (according to the legend) in the area where we had gathered. The dig site included an assortment of characters all of whom could scarcely trust each other... including an ex-felon just released from prison (as the story was told) with everyone toting guns and exhibiting a bravado that could only be matched by Lee Marvin in an adventure movie. Pictured is Lloyd Grimes one of the main protagonists, a Cat Operator, who told me on the eve of the dig that if I dared to divulge the whereabouts of the treasure site, that I'd be "sucking soup through a straw for six weeks." Needless to say... the famous Treasure of Manzanita has yet to be found. Photographed on the opening day of the treasure hunt when tensions rose to the boiling point. It was obvious by their behavior... no one was to be trusted! The look on Grimes face says it all... one of our favorite photojournalist portraits from the past.
16x20 Inch Art Print
Image Dimensions are @11.3x17 inches
Heavyweight Epson Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear Sleeved on foam core
This archival B&W giclee print offers an exquisite range of tonality and brilliancy faithfully capturing this iconic subject. Makes a strong impression. Suitable for immediate safe viewing (the print is shrink wrapped on foam core board) and ready for framing.
Shipped flat, insured with delivery confirmation
The Treasure Hunter Copyright © 1975 Clyde Keller
Purchase includes this signed 8x12 inch Print, Signed.
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