Great images of the early US here......

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Great images of the early US here......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:36 am

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Re: Great images of the early US here......

Postby Niner » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:25 am

Interesting. Number 20 is downtown Mobile Alabama with a photo date of 1901. The square, Bienville Square, is still there beside the street. The building facades have changed over time. Some were torn down and replaced with much larger more modern buildings. Now days some of the older buildings have been converted back to look like a time when they were new with all the historic touches...like iron grillwork.


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Re: Great images of the early US here......

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:25 pm

Most of those look, to me, to be b/w photos that were hand colored......IMHO.
Color film was uncommon and poor quality until the 1930s I think.
But still cool photos...... :D



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Postby Niner » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:25 pm

Read under the photo at the link. You're right. They were B&W and colorized.
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Postby Niner Delta » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:16 pm

Yup, that's what happens when you don't read the fine print and just start looking at the photos........ :mrgreen:


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Re: Great images of the early US here......

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:40 am

Don't knock it, that was state of the art once :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand-colouring_of_photographs
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