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    Gone are the days where we could do that... Now it would either get taken away or parked on.

    I find it impressive what resolution was possible in the old media.
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    Wow, the detail in those is incredible. I've never seen anything like that, because all of the archival photos from my neck of the woods are terrible (at least the digitial versions are).

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    Re: Bike Parking in the Early 1900's

    Love those old bikes.
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    Re: Bike Parking in the Early 1900's

    Cool pics...

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    The bikes are cool, but I have to say I`m more impressed by the pictures also!
    As to the awesome resolution, remember they were most likely taken on a huge negative- 4 inches by 5 inches, or even bigger. Seeing stuff like that makes me wish I could pour over a batch of 8 x 10 contact prints with a loop . Anybody here ever gotten a chance to do something like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    I've never seen anything like that, because all of the archival photos from my neck of the woods are terrible (at least the digitial versions are).
    A lot of them are pretty bad, and now that you mention it, I wonder why. Maybe the crappy ones are scans of battered and faded prints and these are from negs?

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    The second pic has acetylene lamps on two bikes. To be seen lighting. One has a chain guard. Note lack of fenders in the presence of ample horse exhaust on the street. The stripe up one's backside and splatter on one's legs would leave a mark.

    The old photographic plates were nano before nanotechnology term was coined. Shows there is room for digital to improve.

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    7,726 is pretty cool. You can type in a topic or location and see all these great images. The comments below the photos often have interesting personal/family knowledge about the photo.

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    Those pictures are awesome, I always love stuff like that, just seeing those people going about their day just like we do.
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