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  1. KorbenDallas

    Early Photographic Equipment

    It looks like our lack of proper research into the exposure and capability issues of the allegedly early days of photography plays into the mainstream BS narrative story line. I do not believe for a second that these cameras were simply "invented" out of nowhere but that is what this...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1900: Giant "Mammoth" Camera made by George R. Lawrence

    Ok, this story here makes so much sense, that it was impossible to walk by without sharing it. Whether this camera was built from scratch, or simply re-assembled is hard to say. For what it's worth, the story goes like this... Please read the entire thing. How much baloney do you think there is...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1870: Franco-Prussian War. Missing Combat Photographs.

    Here is another 19th century photographic absentee. How historians were getting away with things like this is hard to understand. May be scrutinizing the absence of the photographic evidence was not really a thing, but I have hard time believing that we are the first ones to notice the lack of...
  4. KorbenDallas

    Three Wars - Where Are Combat Photographs?

    Just donned on me. We do not have a single combat photograph from three major wars/conflicts which took place in the 19th century. 1. Crimean War: 1853 - 1856 2. American Civil War: 1861 - 1865 3. Paris Commune: 18 March – 28 May 1871 Let us get some things out of the way first. I'm...
  5. KorbenDallas

    Presidential photographs of Ulysses S. Grant... where are they?

    On March 4, 1869, Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in as the eighteenth President of the United States by Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. In Office: March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877 President U.S. Grant by Brady 1870 In his inaugural address, Grant urged the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment...
  6. KorbenDallas

    19th century photographs of the US Government in session prior to 1865. Where are they?

    I have mentioned this "little" issue before, so, naturally, just wanted to suggest a combined effort of sorts. When was the earliest known photograph of the United States Government in session taken? I keep on running into nothing but drawings. The best I could come up with was this 1874...
  7. KorbenDallas

    Where were US flags prior to the Civil War?

    I wanted to share an observation of mine. Primarily because it provides for a possibility of one very peculiar historical development. It I will sound as unrealistic as it gets. I will present a hypothesis that there was no United States of America prior to the Civil War time frame. This...
  8. KorbenDallas

    19th century Photo Business Advertisement

    Very often we hear that the reason for not having too many 19th, and early 20th centuries photographs lies within the novelty of the invention. It is often suggested that opportunities to have a photo taken were few and far between. I am not so sure about that, for the amount of the 19th century...
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