Vintage Photos at Random

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:05 pm

Check out these cool photos of the Statue of Liberty during the construction phase. The top is the head on exhibit at the Paris World's Fair in 1878. The bottom is the unpacking of the face after its delivery to the U.S. on June 17, 1885.
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:07 pm

I bet it was really something to see when it was first constructed. It would be nice to see a color photo of the time, but I doubt they exist.
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:43 am

Coney Island, 1900.
I picked this photo because it's got a hilarious name - The Flip Flap
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:48 pm

:D That's a good one.

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Post by Kitty » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:26 pm

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 pm

What a striking photo! The luminosity and sharpness is amazing.

I must admit it gives me the creeps, somewhat, though I can't pin down exactly why. :shock: :?:

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:35 am

donnie wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 pm
I must admit it gives me the creeps, somewhat, though I can't pin down exactly why. :shock: :?:
Maybe because of the quality. These ladies look really alive.
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:40 am

Kitty wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:35 am
donnie wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 pm
I must admit it gives me the creeps, somewhat, though I can't pin down exactly why. :shock: :?:
Maybe because of the quality. These ladies look really alive.
Yes, I think that's part of it. Also, the fact that they look anxious to chew me up and spit me out (especially the middle one :shock:).

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Post by Kitty » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:44 am

The middle one is the most striking! That was one confident lady.
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:56 pm

Kitty wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:44 am
The middle one is the most striking! That was one confident lady.
I'll say. I don't know what process was used for this photo (never could keep all those processes straight—daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes...), but whatever it was, there must have been a high silver content in the finished product for it to have that sheen and metallic glow.

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