Originally posted by jazzguy
heres the first military photo.
Thats cool, almost looks like a painting, but you can tell it's not.
Originally posted by pajoly
Thank you for the thread
No problem, I was a little unsure if people would find this interesting but I'm glad some did.
Originally posted by Biliverdin
Too pretty for my taste, I don't like men with girlish noses, but sinny isn't the only one. Lewis attracted hordes of women at the trial.
Alexander Gardner took a single photograph of all the other conspirators. Of Lewis he took ten, in various poses, six of which he registered for
copyright. He didn't register his photographs of the less photogenic conspirators, but nor did any of the publications want to print them. As Ted
Bundy demonstrated, some women find murderers, especially photogenic ones, shall we say, lubricating. A woodcut of one of Gardner's photographs of
Powell made the cover of Harper's Weekly. Although Harper's was a political paper, I guess that the decision was made that while Wilkes Booth may
have been the brains of the operation, it would be Powell's sex appeal that would increase sales by appealing to the gentler sex not usually inclined
towards an interest in political matters.
Nothing much changes
Thanks for the additional information, that's fascinating, you know your stuff. I watched a documentary regarding notorious criminals (mostly
murderers) that attract women, sometimes it starts with letters or a pen pal then they meet, then they marry, all while the convict is in prison....
Originally posted by VoidHawk
I love looking at very old photo's and these are the OLDEST?
Me too, I'm not sure why I like old photo's though, maybe it's because their world is so far removed from today's. Thanks.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
Originally posted by VoidHawk
To be an impression the cloth would have needed to be touching the face all over, That would mean the cloth was not flat. That means the image should
look distorted when the cloth is laid flat as we see it in the image shown, but it doesnt.
The best explanation for this I've heard was that it was a contact impression with a bas relief sculpture that was naturally more flat than a real
human face. They're more common in Orthodox Christian churches. It would be an odd sculpture, more realistic than most, and showing the front and
back, but it would also account for lack of natural contouring and the fact that the "image" of the top of his head doesn't continue in a line the
way it would if it was one long cloth stretching from heel to toe over the top of a body. So maybe it was created just to make the impression. Long
I've never heard that explanation before, like it. The reason I go with the early photo explanation is because, as pointed out already, the shroud
doesn't distort like it should when on a 3D face, a photo seems more likely, if that technology was around of course, who knows.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
You ever notice how NO ONE smiles in old photos? They just stare at the camera with no emotion on their face lol.
I had noticed this, I always put it down to them having a harder life than us, ha, until I read mash3d comments below (which makes more sense). Oh and
thanks for posting the first color film, I for one enjoyed.
Originally posted by Soulreaper54
i still can't get over that Lewis Powell picture, it looks so modern. The only thing that made me realize that it was older were the handcuffs he
was wearing. great thread
I'm with you there. I'm sure if you showed the picture to a guy on the street who didn't know how old it was they would think it was fairly
Originally posted by sd211212
alright Im with ya on the conspiracy but with a twist of time travel. maybe Lincoln had to be assasinated???? the guy looks very odd indeed. Out of
place. but I guess i havent studied pictures of that time period
Ha, maybe Lincoln originally lived, in a different time line, and things turned out bad. Send back an assassin to make sure the other conspirators
carried out the deed properly.
Originally posted by mash3d
I used to be a photographer and got a chance to handle early 1850's glass Daguerrotype photos.
I had to make copies of them.
Most nervous 30 minutes of my life.
If you want really strange look up Victorian death photos.
The ones of children are just creepy.
Great post, 1850's photo's! thats cool, must have been some experience. I've seen those death photo's, the children look like dolls... found them
sad but also interesting how people may have got some comfort from them.