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    Posted 9 years ago

    rniederman
    (325 items)

    This cabinet card was a fun acquisition and a ‘must have’ because, when looking at it closely, it’s actually pretty humorous on several levels. The image is also a lesson in how not to shoot a portrait, or portraits, or whatever this was intended to be.

    If you look at most early studio images with people, they steady themselves by leaning on a chair, prop or sit. You get the idea. Here we have two freestanding people attempting to hold still during a fairly lengthy exposure. They didn’t succeed and I’m baffled why this card was made. Oh well, at least the camera photographed nicely. (BTW, the cabinet card image is excellent quality and the card itself has beautiful gold edging.)

    The depiction is simple enough. A boy and man dressed up, with the boy pointing something out to the Indian. For whatever reason a wood & brass camera is set up between the two; okay, that’s also strange. Anyhow, the camera is a 1880s Anthony NPA or Champion stereo … a nice camera by collecting standards. (One of these is also in my collection.)

    I’m not going to attempt to explain the picture but I thought it might be fun to invite the CW folks to create a caption for this kitschy scene.

    Let’s face it, the scene is silly and screams for some commentary. It’s not a contest per se and the most enlightening / funny captions will be rewarded with recognition by your peers. So have fun!

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    Comments

    1. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks Sean and rocker-sd!

      How about a pithy & entertaining image caption.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Another nice camera image-- I need to dig some of mine out and post a few!

      scott
    3. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      I am Not gonna tell you again -- We need to point the Camera THAT way !!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2, Scott, officialfuel, Kathycat, and scandinavian!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Scott ... yes ... dig up your cool images.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Stand over there, and try to look more like an indian!
    7. ericevans2 ericevans2, 9 years ago
      Photographer took off that way when he saw you coming...
    8. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Yeah ... CW has a great sense of humor ... terrific captions ... here's mine: "D-d-d-dang. T-t-t-that's s-s-s-strong f-f-f-firewater. I'll r-r-r-race y-y-you to that t-t-t-tree."
    9. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Fancy suits are at the back of the forest on the rack by the bow and arrow section -- this is the camera department.
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      How about: Until you take a bath, I want you to stand over there.
    11. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Look Chief, out of all the squaw's over there, I want your daughter to be in the photo with me instead of you.

      Michael
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Why do these palefaces always think they know where they are going?
    13. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      You are Welcome rniederman !
    14. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      This is fun ... thanks Phil, leighannrn, bratjdd, trunkman, trukn20, Longings, eye4beauty, AmberRose, musikchoo and all who took the time to be witty.

      There are some really memorable captions ... LMAO ... keep 'em coming!

      - Rob
    15. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      I added a picture of an Anthony stereo camera from my collection that is representative of what appears in the cabinet image. It's similar but not identical. - Rob
    16. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 9 years ago
      You just stand over there, in front of that Cigar Store.
    17. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks rocker-sd!

      "Hey look at that wacko guy with the big camera over there!"

      In reference to:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/71395-photographers-and-their-cameras--captions?in=activity
    18. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, chevy59 and miKKo!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Deanteaks!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks petey, nldionne, and michaeln544!
    21. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      That fellow with the mask over there is The lone Ranger Tonto.
    22. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, mustangtony!
    23. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Funny, musikchoo! Thanks!
    24. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      (:-D) (:-D) (:-D)
    25. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, freiheit!
    26. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, kerry10456!
    27. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Now that is a firestick!! This captures your Soul!!
    28. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      musikchoo ... funny stuff!
    29. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, sarahoff!
    30. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, f64imager!
    31. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, vanskyock24!
    32. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Jono!
    33. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha!
    34. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 years ago
      Photography in those days took a long time to achieve....as can be seen by the grass that had time to grow on the Indian's head. RER
    35. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Roycroftbooks and ttomtucker!
    36. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the note, LOUMANAL!
    37. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, pops52!
    38. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Radegunder!

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