We recently came across a box of 5x7" glass negatives for some wonderful images which we had previously only seen as prints. The original negative can offer so much more resolution than a print, so I was excited to get to work on them. After I carefully polished the non-emulsion side of the glass, cleaned the scanner, dusted the emulsion under a magnifier and obtained the "perfect" scan I showed it off to Matt. He told me it was a shame no one would ever know how beautiful this image is.
Hopefully you will prove him wrong by enjoying this small detail of the rescan of this earlier HHR image. For me, it is these tiny windows into history and artistry that make it worth the time and effort to clean musty old glass plates.
One pant leg rolled and the other one down.
There was no way you could put those shoes (boots) on in a hurry in case of an emergency. One had to have a button hook. They do look very well constructed. Wonder how much a pair like that would have cost???
Charlott on 31st October 2014 @ 7:08am
The boot on the right is on a woman's right foot.
The boot on the left is on a left foot. Two different people, I think.
ralph on 31st October 2014 @ 8:03am
Our Mother, Lois Emily Sheirbon Sheldrake was quite proud of her button hook collection now in the possession of brother Roger. Seems as impractical as the white bucks of my era (1950s). The one pictured on the left seems to be male.....Yes, some great detail!
Arlen Sheldrake on 31st October 2014 @ 8:33am
This rescan of #605 explains it all.
Buzz on 31st October 2014 @ 9:23am
Yep Buzz.....I also immediately thought of #605.
Today's photo is romantic.
#605 gives it the perspective of "Fun".
I wonder if all feet stayed dry.
l.e. on 31st October 2014 @ 11:52am
l.e. your picture of romantic feet remind me of Arthur's photogenic log. Each to his own.
Buzz on 31st October 2014 @ 12:34pm
Oh yes, those white bucks. Had to carry the powder bag to keep them white.....
Charlott Jones on 3rd November 2014 @ 8:12am
It was called a "bunny bag," as I remember.
Barbara Parsons on 10th December 2020 @ 3:56pm