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World's Oldest Photographs......Slide Show...
youtube. ^ | maxpowers

Posted on 03/22/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT by virgil283

"The earliest picture of a figure in the street happened by pure chance. The man (who can be seen with one leg raised) stopped to have his boots shined. He was still long enough for an image to be formed. No one else is visible in the picture because they were in motion. Nevertheless there are pictures from the mid 1800s of people smiling e.g. Roger Fenton's Crimean War pictures.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; jameskpolk; photographs; photography
", ......This is maybe the closest we'll ever get to time travel!.....[The song is "Liberty Bell March" by John Philip Sousa]..."

....Robert Cornelius 1839

1 posted on 03/22/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Bttt


2 posted on 03/22/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping!


3 posted on 03/22/2013 10:52:43 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: virgil283

Thanks, I enjoyed this


4 posted on 03/22/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT by two23 (My Dad said they were all commies back in the 60's. He was right.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

My Mom had her picture taken by Edward Land, a friend of her boss, over 60 years ago.

The entire office was stunned when Mr. Land pulled the film out of the camera, coated it with a noxious chemical, and waited as my mother’s image appeared.

Turned out that she was the first woman to have her portrait taken with a Polaroid Prototype Camera.

I think she still might have that picture...somewhere.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 10:58:06 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: virgil283
Robert Cornelius

Is it just me, or does he look surprisingly similar to David Tennant ("Doctor Who")?

6 posted on 03/22/2013 11:03:15 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: virgil283

#


7 posted on 03/22/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: virgil283

Speaking of time travel through photography, my favorite photographs are the early and mid 1930’s German color photographs of the rise of Hitler before WWII. Many were taken on excellent film, far superior to anykthing we had at the time, and they show almost exactly what things looked like then, making them almost vividly current. Nothing works quite as well as color for that.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: left that other site

If she does have it, and provenance that it is the first, it would be worth tens of thousands of dollars to a collector.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 11:27:47 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: kevkrom

or - John Q. Adams looks like surprising like the grinch (~3:07).


10 posted on 03/22/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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BFL


11 posted on 03/22/2013 12:33:40 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: virgil283

bookmark


12 posted on 03/22/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: kevkrom

Dr. When?


13 posted on 03/22/2013 1:31:02 PM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: virgil283

bump


14 posted on 03/22/2013 3:22:48 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: ccmay

Mom’s funny.

She also has Joe and Dom DeMaggio’s autographs, Ted Williams, The entire 1941 Red Sox, The first Polaroid portrait, and dozens of unpublished photos of the Pacific Theater in WW2, taken by my Dad.

But she won’t part with any of it!

LOL.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 5:18:43 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: NYer; Pharmboy

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks NYer.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 9:33:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping...how did you know I wanted to see this? Fantastic...


17 posted on 03/23/2013 8:55:56 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: left that other site

Cool story!


18 posted on 03/23/2013 9:00:51 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: virgil283
I think Cracked.com did a story on this some time back. They include the first known photo of someone "flipping the bird"

It was pitcher Charley "Hoss" Radbourn


19 posted on 03/23/2013 9:10:15 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: rabidralph

The “Greatest generation” has lots of cool stories. I am SO GLAD I listened to them as i was growing up, as NOW I have a bunch of cool stories to share on FR! :-)


20 posted on 03/23/2013 9:15:00 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: P.O.E.

Was he with the Braves or the Red Sox? LOL!


21 posted on 03/23/2013 9:16:01 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Neither.

He played for the Buffalo Bisons (1880), Providence Grays (1881–1885), Boston Beaneaters (1886–1889), Boston Reds (1890), and Cincinnati Reds (1891).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Radbourn

He’s the origin of the phrase “Charlie Horse”, too.


22 posted on 03/23/2013 11:19:22 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Wow...I never knew about those other Boston Teams.

Thank You!


23 posted on 03/23/2013 4:57:50 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Yer welcome. That’s what happens to me on the internet - I start doing something serious, and 2 hours later I’m still on reading all kinds of obscure info.


24 posted on 03/23/2013 5:37:15 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

And we LEARN SO MUCH doing that! ;-)


25 posted on 03/23/2013 6:05:00 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Pharmboy

It was just a hunch, I think I saw something about James K. Polk in the text, and immediately thought, “Pharmboy wants to see this”. ;’)


26 posted on 03/23/2013 6:28:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yep...my top five presidents are: The General, Reagan, Polk, Monroe and Coolidge.

Hon. mention: Eisenhower, Teddy Roosevelt, Chester A Arthur.

Worst: BHO, Carter, Wilson,


27 posted on 03/23/2013 7:11:08 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: left that other site

“Strange how much human progress and achievement comes from contemplation of the irrelevant.” - Scott Kim


28 posted on 03/23/2013 7:22:28 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: ctdonath2

Interesting Tag Line! :-)


29 posted on 03/24/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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