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Speaking of old Photos

Posted by Keith Southern 
Speaking of old Photos
June 04, 2019 06:15PM
Here's one I snagged a few months ago off ebay for well basically nothing .

I like to collect old photos of soldiers especially ones with Georgia Themes/Associations .

Its sort of ratty and sad its in the state its in but came out fo a old house I was told in South Georgia.

Thing is huge and shows a Sailor wearing a U.S.S. Georgia Uniform (U.S.S. Georgia 1906-1920)..I've been looking for years for one of those hats by the way!Ill find one eventually!

Seems to be a faux painting with a weird celluloid overlay.

Sad its not named or anything.If that was my Ancestor Id want it and treasure it .But it seems to have been mistreated over the years and then forgot about.sad smiley



Keith

“I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own”
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Re: Speaking of old Photos
June 04, 2019 06:33PM
Those are beautiful photos, love anything old west!

Aaron
Re: Speaking of old Photos
June 04, 2019 07:46PM
Keith,

As far as the 'faux painting' aspect goes;
That's a hand colorized black & white photo.

Artists would 'paint in' the colors by hand directly on top of the b&w image, as the gelatin based silver emulsion would readily absorb the dyes.
Since they only had a small palette of colors to work with, the photos always have a distinct look of 'not being quite right'. smiling smiley

(That was before color photography became popular, common, and cost effective.)

mike
Re: Speaking of old Photos
June 04, 2019 07:51PM
Nice!
Re: Speaking of old Photos
June 05, 2019 02:23PM
Mike in CO Wrote:
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> Keith,
>
> As far as the 'faux painting' aspect goes;
> That's a hand colorized black & white photo.
>
> Artists would 'paint in' the colors by hand direct
> ly on top of the b&w image, as the gelatin based s
> ilver emulsion would readily absorb the dyes.
> Since they only had a small palette of colors to w
> ork with, the photos always have a distinct look o
> f 'not being quite right'. smiling smiley
>
> (That was before color photography became popular,
> common, and cost effective.)
>
> mike

Mike provides yet another reason for NASA Tom's being my first go to each morning--always learn something interesting.
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