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    150 year old print of slave children found in attic and sells for $30,000

    I can't imagine them finding too many prints with this historic significance 150 years from now, considering most people shooting digital don't print. Something seeming so ordinary at the time might just be deleted never to be seen again.

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    Nice find. That's amazing.

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    Except it ain't the only one. Look here

    http://tinyurl.com/38jr7dn

    interesting that this report

    http://www.argus-press.com/news/nati...f541af862.html

    says it sold for $30,000!

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    Amazing photos, but those poor kids eyes seem to show resignation. So I'm wondering if the photo is considered an art piece or a piece of ethnography?

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    By Wilson or Brady, that is the 30,000 dollar question.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Purchase by Keya Morgan, a "noted scholar, historian, and entrepreneur."
    I suspect the image was purchased for anticipated resale value.

    A 'real' Brady they have. No price listed. The "Brady" lettering does look similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    By Wilson or Brady, that is the 30,000 dollar question.
    Picture in question from e-bay said to be a Wilson:



    Original Wilson from National Archives (front and back):

    Last edited by ic-racer; 06-11-2010 at 02:43 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    By Wilson or Brady, that is the 30,000 dollar question.
    Or a Brady?? Here is the $30,000 "find":


    And a real Brady:

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    My own personal and biased opinion. The "Brady" is a fake.

    1) Why fake a Wilson? No monetary gain.
    2) You can't fake a stereo photograph, but you can easily take one of the stereo images as a non-stereo. (that is a real stereo pair).

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    Brady, as well as all the other commercial photographers of the day, thought nothing of copying another's print and putting thier own name on it.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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