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Old 04-09-2019   #1
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Early instantaneous photography

Georges Ancely was a French horologist and an amateur photographer that has captured many scenes of his native Toulouse and other parts of France, Spain , Italy and Algeria.

This bottom photo is one of his most interesting in my opinion,

I always wonder what the life-story of each of the subjects is:

From the main attraction, of the bourgeois and manly looking middle aged spinster twin sisters, in their latest 1880s haute couture expensive dress to the tradesman in his apron waiting for a horse carriage under the shade of a store awning, to the old averts on the walls of the dilapidated Toulouse covered market, plastered by peeling posters for advertising French chocolates and the many aperitifs and liqueurs, so popular in that Van Gogh era.

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You can almost smell it...

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Photography should have come along 100 years before 1839. Think of how great those photos would have been. I know that is selfish on my part, but I always look at paintings from pre-1839, and I wonder (like with digital); what has been enhanced and/or changed.
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Photography should have come along 100 years before 1839. Think of how great those photos would have been. I know that is selfish on my part, but I always look at paintings from pre-1839, and I wonder (like with digital); what has been enhanced and/or changed.
I also think along those same lines and wonder what we missed.

Imagine actual photos of Napoleon Bonaparte or George Washington or of the American Revolutionary war or the battle of Waterloo or Trafalgar.
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The concept of photography goes back to jars filled with chalk dust and silver chloride in water. When you stuck a leaf or something on the jar, let it sit for awhile, there would be the image! Of course no one knew how to fix the image, until Herschel discovered “hypo”. If you want to speculate, there IS a photograph from 33 AD. , of the most Famous person ever.
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The concept of photography goes back to jars filled with chalk dust and silver chloride in water. When you stuck a leaf or something on the jar, let it sit for awhile, there would be the image! Of course no one knew how to fix the image, until Herschel discovered “hypo”. If you want to speculate, there IS a photograph from 33 AD. , of the most Famous person ever.
I wonder how verifiable that image is?

Three separate radiocarbon tests on the cloth came up with the dates 1260 to 1390 AD

Never the less it is still a remarkable image, and a fantastic process, if it was deliberately produced, by any one's standard.
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