Discussion in 'Real Estate & Other Investments' started by Hystckndle, Jan 14, 2013.
Just want to say how much I'm enjoying this thread. Thanks for sharing your hobby with us!
Here is an interesting article,
I think I have a scan of the image they are discussing somewhere.....nah...not the same one but I will insert here for similarity.
NOT the same snapshot specifically the article is about but the principle is the same for all images above and below this post.
I attended a lecture once in Rochester about the capital image posted above and the subject matter was the same....molecular detail.
It is astonishing that after 175 years the daguerreotype still beats both film and digital photography in its ability to capture image detail. As an example, take a look at the “Cincinnati Panorama of 1848.” It shows a two mile section of the city waterfront taken from across the Ohio River. The panorama is made up of eight relatively small 6.5 x 8.5 inch silver plates, yet they each contain an amazing amount of detail. With a microscope you can read store signs and count the number of bricks in a wall, as you shown in the photo above.That’s far better rendition of detail than even the best digital camera is capable of capturing
Read more at http://www.pixiq.com/article/the-devil-in-the-daguerreotype-details#LXVD8mjuYKaG3sjF.99
Thank you for taking the time to share these wonderful images. Very interesting to see styles in hair, beards etc, dresses, weapons, vests you name it.
It is appreciated.
Good morning Gringott !,:15_1_70v:
Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts, seen any of these "poloroids" up your way ?
I had a few lined up yesterday afternoon to post with the river image above and my laptop flamed out on overheat
as it is doing now more often. I will try and get a few more up today. Tiling the hallway today so will be near.
Talk to you soon.
A special one this one.
For Brosil, Arinimus, Gringott, NewMisty, Searcher, GR, REO, Monte, TomD, SF, B), FF, GoldZ, AuGal, Clov and anyone else out there who
might be reading. Without you cats and GIM, I mighta blown a gasket the last 8 years or so.
( Hey visitors !, c'mon in and join GIM, the waters fine !! )
Regards to all,
I have seen some in the past in the antique shops around the area, however, I wasn't that interested until you started posting your images. Now I will have to find some free time and go looking for some. You have really sparked my interest. Thanks and good luck with the tile. BTW, sounds like your laptop either has the fan clogged up with dust etc or maybe even failing. Do a google on the brand/model and look for how to clean the fan or even replace. Heat is the enemy of electronics, and a malfunctioning or poorly functioning cooling system will cause errors and eventually failure.
Settle up on the garnishment of playing in "their" system, where the rules
are changing and it is impossble to know them all.
Are we better off in these times than of 150 or 160 years ago like the folks in these images ?
Or those from even a different time ?
I oft think of that.
Regards to all,
For the Searcher and for Gringott:
Strange hair style on the woman, multiple braids, Inca indian style.
Archives: George Eastman House
Yes, interesting braids.
I lean towards a couple of ideas since I know not of the origins of the image or where it was found etc.
As is common with so many like items that surface these days.
The mat had coloring that is European or South American perhaps.
The hair is another clue.
Also, the costuming.
There was a " revival " of the process in the 1890's and seems to me that this might also be a clue.
Silver coated copper plates gilded with gold.
What could be better ?
Re: Daguerreotype images
Japanese cat, contemporary, nice work
Re: Recent Addition
Recent addition to the home of Haystack.
I liked the character of this image a whole lot.
Kind of like an old pour bar,
or the piece o eight that Walt posted.
Or some of that awesome stuff on Fasts' thread.
Lots of character.
Interesting jacket , not to mention the hands.
A note on hands, sometimes the lens quality can enlarge them a bit because
of depth of field issues. This issue occurs mostly on older / early images which this one is probably not
as the mat and preserver are fairly ornate and developed.
Working hands these are.
I once owned an image ( once ...key word...now I remind myself of the starter marriage...LOL )
of a newspaper guy whose hands were black with ink. He was holding a newspaper in the image and his hands
were truly incredible. But I digress, back to the factory...:cheerful:
Now that is one salty dude.
Ahhhhhh, the beauty of a silvered plate that holds on it a secret snapshot of times past.
We take so much in our lives for granted these days.
These images were held, at one time, and by some now, in the highest regard as they were a prized possession .
Regards to all.
Blind guy holding a cat:
It is a hoot for me to view and study old images such as these or some of the fabulous ones Searcher
has posted as well as some of the others here on GIM...they have poise, character, attention to clothing detail,a seriousness about life maybe ( ? ) etc
and then IN CONTRAST to view some of the more modern subjects we discuss here such as " Urban Beach Weekend " and the like.
What has changed in society ? And interesting subject for me always.
One of my favs of all time is on the Random Pics thread.
It is the one showing the street scene and it is captioned with a statement about the implementation
of the tax...errr...sorry, garnishment system we now waddle through and are saddled with...
Hard work was rewarded in days past. In fact, seems to me reward was almost inevitable if one applied themselves.
These days ( some days anyways ) it seems as if you are penalized for it. JMHO and YMMV of course...:cheerful:
Its ALL good...just rambling a bit...
Some more mining pics from the mid 1800s...
( keeps my mind offa Obamacare and random shootings etc etc )
Thank you for sharing.
" Whats shakin !?!? " :cheers:
Got a couple of snags for my humble Haystack collection.
Will post a scan of them soon.
This stuff keeps me from going nuts at all the wackiness that seems to surround us these days.
Nice pics Hystack!
:thumbs_up: Great pics. Thanks for sharing :beerglass:
Great stuff. I just love these pictures with the "prized possessions", i.e., guns knifes swords and dogs.
Keep it up! I haven't found any worth buying yet, but I am sure I will.
.gov is shut down....
Huh...so what !?...The real producers of this country will still produce,
Its in our blood and hearts...
Salud' to sweat equity, past times and now.
Everything else is plastic.
Re: Daguerreotype images
( note: Post # 65 1st image is a detail from top right image here...when I get to it I will change it, or put them together )
From the collection of Haystack.
A recent addition.
Obviously proud of what is his occupation, no ?
This chap is great.
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