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1975 Treasure Hunt with Lloyd Grimes Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain
Manzanita, North Oregon Coast

16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 12x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in Archival Sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $280.00


11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @9x13.5 or 11x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $95.00 and $145.00

NOTE: The printed copyright information appearing on the web display print, is removed for your purchase print. Book is shown as a display image, only.

This 1975 portrait was captured in the midst of an authentic treasure hunt, high on the slopes of Neah-Kah-Nie 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 my favorite portraits from the past.

Mark Christensen, author of ACID CHRIST, recently told me that it is one of his most favorite photos of all time. In his new book [just published by Schaffner press] he wrote in a chapter about my photography that Clyde acted, "like a genius terrorist or Marx brother" when "swooping in" to take photographs such as this one. My photographs are featured throughout this book [including the cover] with photographs of notables such as Ken Kesey, actor Bill Murray, William Burroughs, Paul Krassner and others.

ACID CHRIST is on sale in bookstores throughout the United States and feature Mark's recollections of Ken Kesey, LSD, and the Politics of Ecstasy. Book Not included with this purchase.

“Mark Christensen with Acid Christ has brought Ken Kesey to vibrant life—provocative, colorful, engaging and personal. What a pleasure to have a front-row seat into the mind of such a counter-culture icon.” —CHUCK PALAHNIUK, bestselling author, FIGHT CLUB and TELL ALL

“Contains not only interesting stuff I didn’t know about Kesey, but other information about the era—what led up to and followed it…[It] will prove to be the most amusing history book you’ve ever read!” —GRACE SLICK

"TREASURE HUNTER" Copyright © 1975 Clyde Keller



Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at

My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.

Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at

Clyde Keller, photographer

TREASURE HUNTER, Lloyd Grimes, Clyde Keller Photo, large 16x20 inch Fine Art Print, Black and White, Signed, vintage 1975 image

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  • Materials: nikon film camera, 24mm nikkor lens, pigmented inks, archival materials
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