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Photographs2290 of 2898Main Street, Crown Point, IN, early 1900sHedy LaMarr Picture
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FOUND THIS AMONG FATHER-IN-LAWS ITEMS, THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A COPY, BUT REMOVED FROM FRAME AND FOUND IT TO BE A REAL PHOTO, CAN ANYONE TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT IT OR POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO GET HELP. THANK YOU

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  1. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 3 years ago
    is there anything on the back of the photo?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    These were/ are heavily reprinted.

    Early prints (pre- 1920) are worth some money.

    It is hard to determine the era from your one photograph.

    Scott
  3. laurarehmeyer laurarehmeyer, 3 years ago
    THERE IS NOTHING ON THE BACK OF THE PICTURE AND DO NOT KNOW HOW OLD IT IS, SO MAYBE I CAN TAKE IT TO A DEALER AND FIND OUT
    THANK YOU
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Size is also an indicator of age-- if it is an 8 X 10 it is probably later. I would expect an era print to be smaller sized.

    Also, all caps is considered shouting-- you may want to use some lower case letters.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Laura,
    What size is the photograph?

    Scott
  6. laurarehmeyer laurarehmeyer, 3 years ago
    sorry about the caps, I usually type with caps because I can see my words better, sorry if I offended anyone, the photo is an 8x10 and I do not care if , it is special to me
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    No problem Laura.

    My intent was to inform you. I am sorry if it came across in another way.

    Based on the size, I would say it is most likely a modern image.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Scott
  8. solver, 3 years ago
    laura, the first flight at Kitty Hawk is certainly a special time in history and know you will enjoy your great photo.

    I know nothing about photography but thought you might enjoy seeing this famous photo that is the collection at the Library of Congress:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00652085/

    Criticism was never the intention regarding the use of all caps. "Some" people find it difficult to read, which is why it isn't used in the body text of print media. Simply because the following information is interesting, here are some excerpts from wiki:

    " ... the shapes of words set in lowercase provide a valuable cue to readers that helps speed the process of reading; type in all caps forms a rectangular shape for every word, which makes distinguishing words harder."

    "Studies have been conducted on the readability and legibility of all caps text. Some 20th century scientific testing indicates that all caps text is less legible and less readable than lower case text. Colin Wheildon stated that there is an "apparent consensus" that lower case text is more legible."

    "All-capital print greatly retards speed of reading in comparison with lower-case type. Also, most readers judge all capitals to be less legible. Faster reading of the lower-case print is due to the characteristic word forms furnished by this type. This permits reading by word units, while all capitals tend to be read letter by letter. Furthermore, since all-capital printing takes at least one-third more space than lower case, more fixation pauses are required for reading the same amount of material."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_caps

    Here is a an example, written in initial caps and then all caps, just for comparison and to demonstrate how the "mind's eye" translates differently to individuals:

    "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this."

    "FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO OUR FATHERS BROUGHT FORTH ON THIS CONTINENT A NEW NATION, CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY, AND DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.

    NOW WE ARE ENGAGED IN A GREAT CIVIL WAR, TESTING WHETHER THAT NATION, OR ANY NATION, SO CONCEIVED AND SO DEDICATED, CAN LONG ENDURE. WE ARE MET ON A GREAT BATTLE-FIELD OF THAT WAR. WE HAVE COME TO DEDICATE A PORTION OF THAT FIELD, AS A FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THOSE WHO HERE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT THAT NATION MIGHT LIVE. IT IS ALTOGETHER FITTING AND PROPER THAT WE SHOULD DO THIS."
  9. regg, 3 years ago
    Thanks Solver! Good information.
  10. estsalejunkie, 3 years ago
    Has no one thought to suggest to Laura that in order to make her writing(s) easier to read she might increase the font size of her print? It might not be do-able in all cases, but when she can up the size, looks like it would help greatly! I sometimes increase the font size of my emails when writing to folks who find the "fine" print difficult to read.

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