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« on: October 27, 2010, 09:24:15 PM »

Very early photographic images of humans discovered 
...So the recent discovery of what appears to be two men near the river's edge in a photo of Cincinnati taken in 1848 is kind of a big deal among photography historians.

As reported by NPR's Robert Krulwich last month, the photo was taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter -- who were standing on the other side of the Ohio River -- on Sunday, September 24th, 1848, 162 years prior to Krulwich's post about it. The photo is what's known as a daguerreotype -- an image developed via an early photographic process developed in France. When zooming in on the photo, Krulwich noticed what appeared to be two human figures... 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101027/od_yblog_upshot/very-early-photographic-images-of-humans-discovered
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 11:18:07 AM »

Hmmmm...they look human.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 12:54:42 PM »

Yeah, usually when you've got riverboats and cities, it's a good bet that humans are responsible.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 08:08:42 PM »

Yeah, usually when you've got riverboats and cities, it's a good bet that humans are responsible.

No, really?   Twirling   Seriously though, pretty interesting.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 08:43:55 PM »

Whats up with that 2nd photo? It looks like 2 ghosts, you can almost see through them.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 08:47:11 PM »

It would be kind of funny if one were giving bunny ears to their counterpart. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 10:53:35 PM »

Whats up with that 2nd photo? It looks like 2 ghosts, you can almost see through them.

Early cameras took a long, long time to develop a picture. So usually something in the background would move causing a ghosting effect.
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