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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:33 PM

World War I photos found inside antique camera

A collector of vintage photography equipment got an extra bonus when he picked up a French camera at an antique store: never-before-seen images circa World War I France.

Anton Orlov details the story of the lucky find on his blog the Photo Palace, where all of the eight photos from the Jumelle Belllieni stereoscopic camera can be seen.

Orlov writes in his blog that he came across the images completely by accident, as he was cleaning the recently purchased camera. He opened up the film chamber and found the negatives on a stack of glass plates.

He writes, “While viewing the images in their negative form it was difficult to say for sure what was on each of them, but after scanning them it became clear that they dated back to the First World War and were taken somewhere in France. Adding, “I absolutely love finding images that likely have never been seen by anyone in the world.”


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/world-war-photos-found-inside-antique-camera-203437991.html

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derby378 Jan 2013 OP
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NCarolinawoman Jan 2013 #2
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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:47 PM

1. Cool. World War photography is one of my interests. nt

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:49 PM

2. I can understand the man's excitement over such a find.

That image, by the way, is as bleak as I thought it would be. What mankind has wrought to Mother Earth!

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:52 PM

3. Fake!!! J/k

 

Very cool

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:24 PM

4. amazing

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:32 PM

5. This Came Up On a Modeling Site I Frequent, Sir

I think the aeroplane in the second picture is a scrapped A.E.G. G-type, probably a GIV ( these were large, twin-engine machines ). The bomb has a German air about it, too. So I suspect these were taken when Allied soldiers moved into areas long occupied by Germany, at a large aerodrome.

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:03 PM

6. What a find.

 

Very cool.

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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:34 AM

7. kick

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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:36 AM

8. K&R

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