Hello my friends, I hope all is well with you.
Today I had the good fortune of receiving an e-mail of some very awesome photos. Perhaps being an artist made me appreciate them a bit more, but
still, one really should have some bit of appreciation for the beauty captured in time.
Let me first get the disclaimers out of the way, for as I mentioned above, I received this PowerPoint presentation in an e-mail. There was really no
link to finding the actual artist, which sadly, I would love to know whom it is. Not to mention, being able to give the credit where credit is
due.Perhaps, this being ATS,someone will recognize their work, and be able to share with us who this fine photographer is.
I know for myself being an artist, to me,when I create a art piece I'm actually very thrilled anybody finds it intriguing at all. I really have to
say, three quarters of the time I end up giving it all away.I mean my gosh someone sees it like I do even if it is in their own visual way. If I can
share a little piece of beauty, or a little part of me, with someone who has enjoyed what I have created, then I just feel good in that pleasure.I'm
guessing this photographer has passed on by now, but hopefully they may have felt the same way.
The whole thing about these pictures is that they took me through a little trip in time. Hopefully, you will enjoy them as well. I actually have a
few, and I don't want to put all of them in one post, so I will add them in segments if you all seem to be enjoying this thread!
One of the things I found interesting about these photos, was not only the fact that I took a little trip back through time, but I could see the
presence of the now.
Which brings us to why this is posted in the gray area forum. Not only do we have historical photos with proof of what was going on at the time, but
our own eyes to see before us now how we have evolved.
So, first point for the gray area, "Time travel." We are here now, they were there than. We can see them, but they couldn't see us. They had dreams
of the future, we have photos of the past.. Perhaps you'll feel yourself move through time as you see them.
For a second point, if you look closely at the first picture and the date, you will see something interesting in the sky. Look over the Indians right
shoulder. More than likely as this is an old photo is probably safe to say the photo is just grainy. Or is it? So that leaves a possible UFO sighting,
lol, or not, in a historical photo. I will leave that up to you to decide.
Well that's two points for the gray area, probably requires three, but the best I can do after this, is my own interpretation, which is probably a
gray area all unto itself. As always, mods please feel free to properly place this.
At this point, this is all I can say. Here's my tribute to this fine unknown artist . Hopefully somewhere in the cosmos this fine photographer is
looking down and seeing their photos did make their mark on time.I can assure you I am only here to share their work with my fellow members as I feel
pretty strongly that they will appreciate it as much as I.
So here we are with the first picture which I mentioned above,"The Indian."I don't believe one could start off a historical trip through history
without the Indian. not only is this a great shot but it seems to have some extras. Look over his right shoulder. Grainy picture, or???,,,
Since I made these photos smaller so that they would fit in this forum, I'm adding this picture below so that you can see what I was referring to as
far as possible UFO.
I have also posted an 8 x 10 so that you can see the larger picture. You can find that
here.8x10 photo LINK
Now that we've had our Indian it's only fair that we have the cowboy, and not only a cowboy, but one of bad guys! I myself can't say I've heard of
this particular fellow,"Pat Crowe" as I have Jesse James and others, but to me it's still really a great shot.The fact that this was taken in 1919 is
also pretty neat!. I'm guessing this must of been taken somewhere out West.
I myself am a very big Civil War buff. So you can imagine how I felt when I saw this great shot of the famous general William T Sherman taking in
1864. From what the photos says he was near Atlanta Georgia, so I guess it's pretty safe to say this was taken while he was on his infamous Shermans
March through the South.
While we are here in the Civil War time I wanted to add this next picture taken in 1865 because I found it intriguing as well.As you can see by the
caption it is a photo of federal troops at the Confederates winter quarters near Yorktown Virginia. Something tells me the Confederates have already
left.I also found myself drawn to the big guy in the middle and wondering who he may be. I posted a zoom of him below as well.
The zoomed picture:
For our last picture in this series I thought I would post this picture taken in 1864 of a fortified railroad bridge Crossing the Cumberland River of
Tennessee. I know we have members here from Tennessee and I thought they might appreciate it. Looking at this bridge makes me think of the days when
Americans actually took pride in their work as that bridge looks pretty sturdy and well built.
Does anyone know if it's still there? It would be cool to see what it looks like now.
Well that's it for this series, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I have posting them for you. Please let me say again, if anyone knows who this
photographer is please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.
As I said before I do have some more great pictures and if you're enjoying this thread I will post them as they will actually show a bit more of how
we have evolved through time.
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