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    Please dont ruin my thread, post pictures.

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    very cool looking images David, did any of them have any info with them?
    "WOW! Now thats a big camera. By the way, how many megapixels is that thing?"

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    They came in this box, with developer ingredients printed on the cover. Nothing much has changed. They came from a junk dealer in Napier, North Island, New Zealand.


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    I blog about my collecting habit - mostly anonymous vernacular images, but some pieces are by famous photographers and/or famous subjects (civil war generals, Tom Thumb and his wife, Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner to name a few).


    Native American Trio, Oklahoma ca. 1890


    Group photo, Alexander Gardner, Washington DC ca. 1865-1870

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    Great thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Davis View Post
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    Group photo, Alexander Gardner, Washington DC ca. 1865-1870
    curious composition, I think. Do you know why some people are looking at their left, other at their right and only one woman at the camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdm View Post

    Apart from children being children, I think that's the first 'non serious' old photo that I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo A. Siliceo View Post
    curious composition, I think. Do you know why some people are looking at their left, other at their right and only one woman at the camera?
    I have no idea why, per se. I suspect it may have been some kind of display of virtuosity on the part of the photographer - showing he could master the composing of such a diverse group to show the best side of each sitter. It doesn't really matter in the long run - it's just a neat image. Also, did you notice the head clamp sitting off in the corner by itself? I wonder if that was another way to say "I'm such a great photographer that I don't need to use the head clamp on my subjects", or if it was just a sign of laziness that he forgot to remove it from the scene before taking the picture.

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    Some more from the collection:


    Violinist, mounted tintype.


    Two men painting a fence - homage a Tom Sawyer, Gaslamp paper print on cardboard mount.


    Two affectionate pals, tintype.

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