JetJock22
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Very Old Pictures

Mon May 21, 2007 5:37 am

Alright all. I have some extremelly old pictures of Charles Lindburgh and the Spirit of St Louis taken by my great great grandfather at Wright Field in Dayton in August of 1927. The pictures are old and yellowed but for the most part are pretty clear. My question is, should I upload them based on the historical significance or just keep them for my personal collection? Any help is appreciated.
 
jorge1812
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Mon May 21, 2007 5:46 am

Show them here first to be sure but I would say you should upload.

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Lanas
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Mon May 21, 2007 5:48 am

Hi Jeremy

I´d say give them a go. For sure they have historical significance. Don´t forget that this site is an aviation database, so such valuable photo records as yours will surely be appreciated.
You could maybe post here your images, so you can get some feedback on how to enhance them as much as possible.
Good luck! Big grin

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JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Mon May 21, 2007 5:54 am

I will post them this week. I have to get my scanner fixed but as soon as I fix it, I will upload.
 
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Mon May 21, 2007 6:06 am

Quoting Lanas (Reply 2):
For sure they have historical significance. Don´t forget that this site is an aviation database, so such valuable photo records as yours will surely be appreciated.

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Quoting JetJock22 (Reply 3):
I have to get my scanner fixed but as soon as I fix it, I will upload.

Can't wait, that must be some interesting pictures!

Good luck with scanning!

Best regards,

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RE: Very Old Pictures

Mon May 21, 2007 8:42 am

Get them uploaded!

Any photos from 1927 are of great historical importance not just to this site, but to aviation as a whole. I image they'll be very, very popular.

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JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 4:24 am

Ok. I got the scanner fixed. Here is a rough scan of one of the pictures - this is generally the quality. Does quality play as big a part with historical photos like this?

 
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 4:32 am

Is this picture edited? Anyway it has a really good quality for this time!!!!

Give it a go! I am sure that picture of this significance will easily make it into the db! And if not, this site doesn't deserve them!
I got quite affected by just seeing this picture!

Cheers
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JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 4:43 am

This one is not edited in any way. I was very impressed with the quality as well when I originally scanned it. And I promise that is a genuine original taken by my great grandfather
 
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 4:59 am

Jetlock
Really historic but it will need cropping to remove the borders and correct the level
Stunning though, stunning, a real piece of history
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 5:08 am

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 5):
Get them uploaded!

I'll second that - what a find!
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 10:50 am

Quoting JetJock22 (Reply 6):

If you would like some help with editing them, I'd be willing to give it a go.

Thanks for sharing that picture though; truly historic and I think it would make a valuable addition to the DB.

Regards,

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JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 11:23 am

Thanks guys. I am trying to upload it, but it is proving very difficult since it is such a rare bird. I can't even list the date because the drop down menu only goes back to the early 1930's and this photo was taken Aug 7, 1927. Any help from the screeners is very much appreciated. One more thing, should I just upload into the normal que or is there a special place to upload these? Thanks.


PS - Who do I list as the photographer? My great grandfather?
 
SNATH
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Tue May 22, 2007 12:30 pm

Quoting JetJock22 (Reply 12):
I can't even list the date because the drop down menu only goes back to the early 1930's and this photo was taken Aug 7, 1927.

Maybe just put it under 1930 and then add a comment saying that they should change it to 1927?

Quoting JetJock22 (Reply 12):
One more thing, should I just upload into the normal que

Normal queue.

Good luck. I'm looking forward to seeing this shot in the DB!

Tony
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JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Wed May 23, 2007 2:16 am

Alright everyone, the shot is in the upload que so keep your fingers crossed
 
JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 2:07 am

Good news! The photo was accepted into the DB. Here is another shot of the SSL, but I don't think I am going to attempt an upload of this one. I have another couple pics I will attempt, but those will have to wait for a few days. Meanwhile, for your viewing pleasure....


 
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 2:34 am

Congratulations!

That is great to hear! I already saw! Can't wait to see more of it!#
It is a nice alternation to all the 737s and A320s  Wink

Cheers
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SNATH
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 3:00 am

Yeah, this is it:


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jeremy Davis



Congrats JetJock22!!!

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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 4:48 pm

Beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing it with us.
 
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 8:21 pm

Congratulations! No doubt you will make it to all toplists for quite some time with that shot. And well deserved, I'd say.
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JetJock22
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 8:30 pm

Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone. The credit goes to my great grandpa though. Without him, this photo wouldn't be here.
 
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RE: Very Old Pictures

Thu May 24, 2007 8:58 pm

JetJock22:
What a great photograph! Thank you for finding and uploading it.

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RE: Very Old Pictures

Sat May 26, 2007 3:35 am

Superb

just put the credit down as your grandad

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