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[*] Post 408308 posted on 26-4-2010 at 01:52 Reply With Quote
World War I photos, printed from glass plates



Here is the article.

I found this article interesting.

Do have a look at the photosgraphs.

The article mentions that a photographer hobbyist has been restoring damaged images digitally. Think how commonplace that ability has become in just the last few decades, compared to earlier.

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There are several gems. Who is the "black Tommy"? There was already a small black community in Britain in 1914 – in Cardiff, in Liverpool and in the North East. Black men are known to have volunteered and fought in the trenches, but very few photographs of them exist.

Who, also, is the giant of a British soldier, possibly as much as seven feet tall, sitting in front of two standard-sized comrades? Who was the Tommy who asked the photographer to take a picture of his back, which has been elaborately tattooed with the faces of the British royal family? Why is one group of soldiers holding a large rag doll?
I would imagine the giant would stand out!:o
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[*] Post 408312 posted on 26-4-2010 at 06:14 Reply With Quote


Those are incredible, Scholar, thank you for posting them.
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[*] Post 408313 posted on 26-4-2010 at 07:08 Reply With Quote


I haven't looked at all of the pics, only 40 or so.
On looking at them for a while, I can almost imagine them going colour and walking away.
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