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Posted 6 years ago

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I came across this photograph at a very old book shop...
I have been very obsessed by it... The card has no information about any photograph, and the photo is in very good condition... Im intrigued by the girls faces because they are a bit blurry... and sometimes they dont even look real..

Can someone help me identify them?

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    That is an interesting photograph of a pair of sisters.

    The image format dates from about 1910- 1925, but the subjects are much earlier.

    It is a copy image of a 19th century image (1850s- 1860s). Early "hard images" (daguerreotype, ambrotype, tintype) were one of a kind images and the only way to reproduce an image was to take a photograph of the older photograph.

    I collect copy images.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    I forgot to mention-- a loss of sharpness and a slight blurr is typical of copy images.

  3. NinaRobson NinaRobson, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much... That was a very clarifying answer!
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for sharing your photo do you have any more? We are blessed to have Scott in the CW community sharing his knowledge, I have learnt so much from him on a subject that I find fascinating. Thanks Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Glad to help out Nina and thanks for the kind words walksoftly!

  6. vintagemad vintagemad, 6 years ago
    Come play with us. Forever & Ever & Ever. Horrifyingly Awesome!
  7. Militarist Militarist, 6 years ago
    Dated 1909 on back. The girl on the left may have flinched at the flash.
  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Most likely a negative number "29095".

    The original image was made from natural light and pre- dates the flash photo era.


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