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Posted 03/14/2019   12:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hermanwilliams to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the 5x7 size is important then these arent those. They are all 3.5" x 5.5"
Just FYI
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Posted 03/14/2019   01:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... If the 5x7 size is important then these arent those ...


Your loss

hy-brasil suggested contact prints, and you've only posted images of a few, hence the heads-up. Oh, well.

Keep learning!

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 03/14/2019   01:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hermanwilliams to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
how can you tell if they are contact prints?
Some of them have a very "silvery" sheen. I know they used silver for photo processing back then. Some are very matte.
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Posted 03/14/2019   01:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hermanwilliams to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, are photo albums a good way to store old postcards like these, at least until I figure them out?
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Posted 03/14/2019   05:07 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most photo albums aren't even a good way to store photos. Something like this would be preferable

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BCW-PROTEC...eway&sr=8-20
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Posted 03/14/2019   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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how can you tell if they are contact prints?

This isn't a particularly important factor. As stated before, since you can see the (badly) cut negative edges, they look very much like contact prints. It is also suggested by the crooked images. An enlarger rig would help prevent crooked prints and the image could be sized so that the negative edges don't show. If the image sizes match one of the standard negative image sizes of the time, they are almost certainly a contact print.
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