How old is this photograph ???

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Re: How old is this photograph ???

#21  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 05, 2016 2:14 pm

felltoearth wrote:
tuco wrote:I mean today we say cheese or whatever, then they held breath for world record to make nice pic :)

edit: not really 1 sec
It will first be useful to know that the comparative speed of this plate is about 100 times less than the Eastman's Kodak film

Have we so abandoned film that film speed needs explaining?

Well I doubt a 100 ASA would say much to people these days.
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Re: How old is this photograph ???

#22  Postby Kaleid » Apr 05, 2016 2:27 pm

For anyone that wants something similar to the picture in the OP, this thread from a few years ago had this link:

Most remarkable to me was picture 14, taken in 1909, of an 84 year old man. A colour photograph of someone who was born in 1825.

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Re: How old is this photograph ???

#23  Postby Arnold Layne » Apr 05, 2016 2:38 pm

Hobbes Choice wrote:Photos have been around 200 years; colour over 100.
The colour in this photo is post WW2.
The hairstyle is more like mid 1960s. And the clothing is not clearly identifiable to any era.
So far so useless. Post 1960.
The antiquing can be added easily enough with Google Nik, or many other packages available for free.

The zoom resolution is pretty good for an old photo, so it's either taken on a top quality chemical film or, more likely it's taken on a digital, then stressed for age.
A close look at the stressing looks fake - but that could be because what I can see is digital being on a computer screen.
In a sense it is pointless to ask this question, because the age of the photo AS IT IS is a digital image on a computer screen and thus its age IS the DAY IT WAS POSTED.

That's just how a philosopher would answer the question. :)
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Re: How old is this photograph ???

#24  Postby Macdoc » Apr 05, 2016 2:47 pm

These are just brilliant ... y_ago.html

i'm so glad some of these fading photographic records are being preserved digitally. At least daguerreotype will be around for a very long time. I've been tempted to get one. I have a client that does them.

The detail is astonishing.....and lasts for centuries.


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Re: How old is this photograph ???

#25  Postby tuco » Apr 05, 2016 5:23 pm

Indeed, even 35mm has relatively short life-span.
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