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#1 Brig

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

Don't know how this went unnoticed on eBay, but I was able to pick it up. Unfortunately my wife bought a wireless printer/scanner while I was on deployment and my laptop doesn't want to play nice with it, so after 3 hours of trying to set it up I had to walk away, or else I'd throw it out the window. So for now will have to use the eBay image

 

Rough shape, unfortunately, and the image is flipped when developed, but Montford Point portraits are tough to find. I've seen this a few times now, and not sure why it happens...negative developed upside down? Either way, my wife is going to try to fix it with photoshop. Nice period portrait, came out of an estate in Alabama, not sure if the studio was down there. WWII Marine with expert rifle badge, about postcard size.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:50 PM

Brig excellent pick up!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

This is a print, from a negative inserted backwards in the enlarger or a contact print from a negative laid down backwards on the printer (a light table in which the her is laid down with the print paper atop and given a bust of light before going in the soup). Great image, wonder if he ever got the chance to use his rifle skills?

#4 Brig

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:12 PM

These prints must have been common practice, I have encountered a lot of flip-flopped images over the years



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:41 PM

Guys, these backwards shots are how the instant camera associated with photobooths worked back in the day. I've actually never seen one that wasn't reversed.



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

However, this is a studio shot, so I lean more towards print



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:56 PM

Not a studio portrait - these were common photobooth full length photobooth shots. I have several dozen that I will scan if you would like to see.



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

That's a big photo booth...postcard sized images. They certainly don't make them like that anymore



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

Here's another example that I just found on ebay and nearly postcard sized: s-l500.jpg




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