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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I found a box of dry plate photo negatives in a barn. I put them on a light board to photograph them and inverted the photos in Photoshop. I was amazed to discover they were taken in 1898 and show images from the Spanish-American War. Many document the Battle of Manila and show ships that were scuttled or sunk. The one of the two soldiers perched atop the cannon of a sunken Spanish ship is a favorite and the one with the skeletons in a mass grave is certainly incredible.

    I don't know much about these and would love to know if anyone had an idea of the specifics regarding places and people.

    The other images are posted in an album here:

    These things should be given a good home at some historic archive or a museum so that they can be seen by everyone.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      Amazing! welcome to CW!
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      historically significant, for sure!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      I had a look at the other photos at your link and I am blown away !!!
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago;*

      might look here for a home .. nice collection ...looks like most can be cleaned up once copied and put through Photoshop...good luck..
    6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      In one caption, you wrote "Arnaldo Dumindin points out that the tower near upper left looks like that of the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii. I agree and this makes sense" the palace has a mansard roof on the tower so this is not correct.

      T A
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I treasured the glass plates I once found from about 1912. I restored the pictures that I got from them, which is what I do. This is a super find, congratulations.
    8. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      I checked the album and the pictures are amazing. What a great find.
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Arnoldo Dumindi has a very interesting site :
    10. martika martika, 6 years ago
      WOW! Lucky you !!!

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