Friday, August 27, 2010

Old Man

Another image from my days at the photo lab. This print was hand printed, by me, from an old, 19th century glass negative. As I've noted in some previous posts, while it was possible to buy commercially manufactured glass plates, many photographers made their own. Click on the image to open it in a bigger window, and water stains from either the making or processing of the negative can be seen as a streak across the subjects face. Too, the photographers finger print can be seen in the lower right corner. The one question; was the photographer an amateur, or some small town professional with a home made camera.

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