Circa 1910

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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Some years ago, after the death of my Dad's cousin, I discovered my great uncle was an amature photographer. When going through the house, we found some of his stuff, including a stack of 5x7 glass negatives he made.

    This a scan directly from one of his glass negs, so you're seeing a first generation image. Apparently, he tried to mask out the surrunding background to hide the casket. I have no idea who this is.

    -Pete

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    whoa!!!! wow!... it is VERY old! cool you found it!
     
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    Thats kind of creepy. What are the others like?
     
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    cooool....... how interesting to go through some really old negatives.... this ones a good find, thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There are something like 70 or 80 of them... most are mediocre portraits with a few shots of area landmarks. I haven't gone through them all yet.

    This one caught my eye when when I saw it had been partially painted with some sort of black, opaque material.

    He lived in downstate New York near the Hudson.
     
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    Wow...thats cool. What an awesome find. Thanks for sharing.
     

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