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Old 02-12-2012   #1
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America Civil War

The photos are most interesting and shed light on the state of photography in the mid-1800s....

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...places/100241/
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Old 02-12-2012   #2
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Wow, thanks for the link, great historical images. Bob.
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This is AMAZING! There are 3 parts...the third being 3-D:

Just one example...


http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/in...3_anaglyph.jpg
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It always amazes me how good the photographs were from that time.
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It always amazes me how good the photographs were from that time.
Agree, most of them could pass for Tri-X.
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Thanks for posting Dave, amazing.
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It took guts for a war photographer to set up his 8x10 with slow shooting speeds to get these images. Both sides used snipers to great effect.
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You know... using a contemporary rig like a D800 or the M9 just wouldn't do these photos justice IMO.

Goes to show you that it ain't the megapixels...it ain't even film!
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I've made a few prints for my father with scans downloaded from the LoC website. They're dirty and scratched (as anything 150 years old and hastily scanned is wont to be) - but LR's spotting tools can clean up the worst and the scans are large enough to make nice prints.

I've also worked on some WWII/New Deal propaganda posters and Civil War-era maps for my own display, but Costco wouldn't print them at poster size for me (copyright concerns). Even printing out the LoC info about them being in the public domain didn't work. Wondering about an online print shop that might be an option, but I haven't really looked.
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