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Old 01-12-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Jan 13, 2010: Earthquake, in Color

There was a big one in Haiti today, and another in California the other day.
But this is the aftermath of 1906 San Francisco Quake... in color.



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One early adopter of color photography was Frederick Eugene Ives. Ives was best known at the time for inventing halftone printing. He also invented the Photochromoscope system. It was his first color process--one that was too expensive and complex--and therefore a commercial failure.

But Ives' work on the Photochromoscope did, however, lead to hundreds of color photos between the 1890s and 1910s. The pictures shown here were taken in October, six months after the great earthquake. Most of the photos taken were from the Majestic Hotel, roof but these images are at street level.
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More info at Smithsonian
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
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Here is a manual on how to use the photochromoscope.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:43 AM   #4
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How do we know that's San Francisco?

I don't see the Transamerica building.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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How do we know that's San Francisco?

I don't see the Transamerica building.
And not a drag queen in sight.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:19 PM   #6
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nobody getting stoned???? get it? whew
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #7
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How do we know that's San Francisco?

I don't see the Transamerica building.
Off camera, he's getting blown by a bear.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:22 PM   #8
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The Bears play in Chicago. The 49ers play in San Francisco.
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The Bears play in Chicago. The 69ers play in San Francisco.
Fixed it for ya!
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #10
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(Heh, totally missed that)

AHEM. Having been a Chicago Bears fan since about the age of nine, I did not mean 'Da Bears. Besides, the Chicago Bears don't blow. They suck. Everybody knows that.
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