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#41 swerve

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 1133 AM

The quality of that Company B photograph is astonishingly high.

Yep. I'd guess a nice big smooth glass plate, with a good & even emulsion. You could get excellent quality like that. The soldiers at the point of focus are very clear indeed. No depth of field to speak of, though.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 0730 AM

 Wonder what those engineers have been doing?

 

 

In front of Petersburg, 1864?

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 0742 AM

Interesting that all of the pictures on this page are flipped left-to-right, judging by the buttons (and the US being backwards on the belt). Means that the lad is holding the sword in his left hand.

 

Unless the convention for men's coat buttons has changed in the last 160 or so years?

 

As a negative shows lights as darks and darks as lights, a black backing was put behind the image to correct the contrast. The negative's mirror image could not be corrected, so all images including writing are in reverse.

More technical stuff at http://www.cycleback...earlyphotos.htm

 

This was the first war where photographers were able to capture the nightmares and bring them back to the public.

 

Happy Memorial Decoration Day.

 

Union and Confederate dead, Gettysburg Battlefield, Pa., July 1863. Photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 0133 AM

Cherokee Confederate reunion, New Orleans, 1903

 

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 0032 AM

This is an awesome photo.

 

Men of Company E, Fort Lincoln, District of Colombia 1864

 

 

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 1533 PM

This is an awesome photo.

 

Men of Company E, Fort Lincoln, District of Colombia 1864

 

 

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That would still be, ahem, an accurate picture of Fort Lincoln today.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 2345 PM

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Washington, District of Columbia. Tent life of the 31st Penn. Inf. (later, 82d Penn. Inf.) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum. Civil war 1861


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Posted 27 May 2016 - 1546 PM

This was the first war where photographers were able to capture the nightmares and bring them back to the public.

Apart from the Crimean War,

https://www.thirstt....e76839_1000.jpg

the Second Opium War,

http://www.bl.uk/onl...magewar2lge.jpg

the Indian Mutiny

https://upload.wikim..._higher_res.jpg

& any other wars around that time, such as the Franco-Austrian war.

https://vintagephoto...2/dscn23883.jpg

 

There was a world outside the USA, & it had wars & photographers.


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