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12-14-2008, 05:52 PM   #16
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My wife inherited several hundred late 19th and early 20th Century professional family portraits and original photographs of Southwestern Colorado. Each year she had duplicates made by a fine local lab for her brother and sister, who inherited other kinds of family memorabilia.

They did a magical job of recreating the sepia tones and even some of the ageing of the originals. She came to know and respect the pros at that lab, and recommended them to friends and museums alike.

They are all gone with the wind now - I guess their regular business was killed and there wasn't enough profit in the duplications service.

We have no idea where they went.

12-14-2008, 07:39 PM   #17
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We visually see more images in a day than a person in the late 19th or early 20th century saw in a year. I recently watched a special on Currier and Ives, they produced lithographs in color that cost about .26 cents each or 5 for a dollar. They chronicled the events of the mid to late 19th century until the early 20th century. It was the magical box from Rochester and advances in photographic chemistry that sounded their death nell. Currently we are in a time of great photographic evolution. The last 20 years I spent with film, though I retain all my film bodies, the Medium Format is the only film I shoot currently. There is a time for all things. Film as the medum of choice has had its time. I enjoy watching an image appear on the paper, but I also enjoy not having to deal with the chemicals, finding the ever more rare papers etc... It is all up to me and the new magical box I set peering into every evening.With skill I can occasionaly pull an ooh and aahh out of the viewer, and if I'm not mistaken expressing the emotion and the play of light and shadow, in the moment that the shutter was tripped is what it's all about! Oh, and I do occasionally chimp in that I review the image histogram and check for dynamic range of the image.

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