Looking for info on an image I own

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  1. photojunky

    photojunky TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone know the history behind this image, who, what, where, when, and why? I bought it at an estate sale. It is in color slide form. Written on it is 1942. Is this accurate?

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  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Moved to the General Photo discussion, you might get more replies here. Good luck with your info hunt!
     
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    thats interesting it looks like the tomb of the unknown soldier in DC but I see a beach behind it maybe a memorial on Normandy beach? D DAY?

    The thing that looks strange is it almost looks like tomb is in front of a background shadows on the left make it look like its in front of a false background.
     
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    Luminosity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Whatever it is I love it. The sentiment behind the pic , the shadow of a soldier and the inscription.....
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    I have no ide what is tis but I like it :D
     
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    It's very possible that someone took that picture back then. I don't know much about it but there is a program on tv called history detectives (usually on pbs) that will look up things like that.
    Here's their website.


    Here's some information on the Tomb of the Unknowns.
     
  7. nikon90s

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    It looks to me like the shot was made not taken I don't know why I feel that. Maybe because the person looks ghostly. It is a cool shot I would hold onto it and get a large print of it made. I would also talk to some one at Arlington to see it they know anything about it or want it display it.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I don't think it's his shadow, I think it's his silhouette. If it was his shadow you wouldn't be able to see the end of the gun. If this IS his shadow, then it's a fake background.
     
  9. photojunky

    photojunky TPF Noob!

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    I don’t think it was made because there is nothing in the photo that would lead me to believe this. Let me know what you see. I have blown it up to 13x19, (Nikon Coolscan 8000 & Epson 2200P) and it looks good, although you can see a little grain. Back then the film was slow so that would explain the movement of the soldier. Also, the soldier appears to be a shadow because he is in a shadow. You can see the shadow on the sidewalk. It's a cool shot, wish I took it but that would make me very old.
     
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    like I posted before I do like the shot and I Don't know why I feel like it was make!! but to me it looks made but if is it a shot Dang it is cool.
     
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    It is the solider silhouette you see. The contrast between the tomb and the solider is provided by the Lee house (might be a different name but was their house atleast). The background is Washington DC itself. The white or beach like area is the edge of the Potomac waterfront.

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    Forgot to inlcude this different view of the Tomb
    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/images/above_scenes/images/image_23.jpg
     

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