Souvenir from Paris

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  1. Dany

    Dany No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This photo viewer is called Graphoscope. It was used in the bourgeois living rooms to look at photographs in their finest details.
    This one was probably part of a series proposed to visitors of a world fair in Paris (the one of 1889 or that of 1900? To be determined).

    Graphoscope Souvenir de Paris small 001.jpg

    It was made from blackened wood and made simple

    Graphoscope Souvenir de Paris small 003.jpg

    The facade is beautifully engraved with floral motifs and the words "Souvenir de Paris"


    Graphoscope Souvenir de Paris small 002.jpg

    This graphoscope allowed me to discover in this photo of the Notre Dame cathedral the ghost of a man pushing a handcart in the middle of the street

    gros plan.jpg

    The ghost effect being obviously the consequence of a very long exposure time.



     
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  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's a fun pick up! Still looks great, too. :)
     
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    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Totally cool
     
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    Grapho-cool
     
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  5. Dany

    Dany No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
     
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    webestang64 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Very nice piece, congrats on the find!
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like your picture seeing the photograph thru the viewer, and the close up of the ghosting. Fascinating.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great find. Love it.
     
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    Yes, indeedy! Very cool!
     

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