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Posted 12/11/2019   11:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jimjamtwo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm wondering what the best way to describe this image would be. Colorised photograph?

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 12/12/2019   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this would most commonly be called a "hand-colored" or "hand-tinted" photograph.
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Posted 12/12/2019   04:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!
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Posted 12/12/2019   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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The problem - and I have asked people who have forgotten more about postcards than I will ever know - is the meaning of the word "hand".

Some cards were colored one-by-one by hand, in the sense that some guy (most often a one-armed WW1 vet) would swipe a brush over the card.

Some cards were colored by once/more runs thru a press, each time adding some tint here or there.

Now go tell these apart.

I have yet to meet anyone who thinks that publishers were especially careful in their use of terms like "hand-colored" to mean only one of these, or that it is always easy/possible to distinguish one process for another if you only have one copy of that card at-hand.

Even a consistent color shift - eg, the orangey color that was meant to suggest light streaming out of windows on a building - means little, as the one-by-one guy could/would have been using a mask.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 12/12/2019   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Now go tell these apart.


Only if you have two of the same card/photo next to each-other.
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Posted 12/12/2019   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, saw Sydney and thought WOW. But then saw RushGutter'sBay and realized it was Sydney Australia, not Sydney Nova Scotia.
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