Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shakeface, autochrome style.

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When I saw this autochrome come up for sale, I instantly knew I must have it! Unfortunately you're not seeing the whole image, this photo is in glorious stereo, and shows beyond the top of the house (that street light might be an honest to goodness gas lamp - there's no bulb of any kind - just a pipe that blows fire), you can see our lady in full, and her very modern looking outfit, and the street. It's simply lovely. Lovely. But the best part of this one is what you can see - what's happened to her face. It takes about twenty seconds to expose and autochrome depending on the light, here you can plainly see she turned to look at something and looked back with a smile at our photographer. Totally charming. Totally unusual.

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