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    Favourite Historic Image

    Do APUG members have a favourite historic image? Mine is probably study of a tree by Fox Talbot

    http://photohist.blogspot.com/2009/0...lbot-tree.html.

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    Mine is this one by Julia Margaret Cameron. I got a copy of it printed in Camera Works and had it mounted and framed. Seeing a Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition in NYC years ago was what got me back into photography.

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    Mine is the greatest photograph ever made:

    http://www.andrewward.com/edward_ste...e_flatiron.htm

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    Mine is probably this astonishing portrait of Frederic Chopin. I don't know whether I am more amazed by the photograph, by the man, or that someone actually got a photograph of him. This image is 162 years old!



    (Taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849, a few months before his death. I don't know what gear was used.)

    There are many early images of prominent native Americans that I also like very much.
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    Hard to narrow it down to just one, but this one is good:

    http://www.nasaimages.org/luna/servl...mi=172&trs=416

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    Yeah, there's lots of great ones, but my favorite one is hands down this one!

    The story behind it is one of the best stories I've ever heard.

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    Hope this qualifies. I purchased this at the Brimfield antiques fair forever ago. In person of course there is none of the keystoning or blurriness or flare. When you look at the print itself it just looks as if the fellow in front is a projection from the future that was captured on film. He looks as if he is wearing a period disguise while he is checking his communicator to see when the wormhole is going to open. Every time I pull it out of its storage box I wonder if he will still be in the photo. There is no explaining it but if the house was on fire and everybody was safely out, this is what I would run back in for. Size is great too at something like 14 x 18 inches.

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    Also had the phenomenal luck to view this in person. It absolutely smolders at 8x10 inches (image size). Probably the best print I have seen in terms of pure technical execution. And the subjects are up to the task in a big way. If Jackie spoke it would not surprise the viewer.

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    Oh, man. There are way too many great images out there to pick just one... That said, here is one of my favorites:

    http://www.geh.org/taschen/htmlsrc15...tml#topofimage

    Ed
    "I only wanted Uncle Vern standing by his new car (a Hudson) on a clear day. I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary's laundry, and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on a fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It's a generous medium, photography." -- Lee Friedlander

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    I found this old photograph buried in a pile of cabinet cards and prints at the Hotel Love in Purcell Oklahoma. Just had to have it. I thought it interesting, even the Nun was packing a folder. http://cowgurlsblessing.blogspot.com...urcell-ok.html

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