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David Kastoryano's Blog (2)

Deciphering a Kodak No1 2 Factory Print

This is the reverse of a Kodak factory print from no later than 1889. I am trying to decipher the codes used and would appreciate any suggestions - however determined - as to their possible meaning. This image was produced in the US. They may be annotations familiar to collectors or photo specialists.…


Added by David Kastoryano on April 3, 2023 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

Brighton Beach Photography - A TinType - Part One

Recently found this Tin Type on a notable online auction site and thought what lovely bonnets the couple are wearing. On that and nothing else I decided to buy the picture. When it arrived I removed the frame and glass protection and scanned the image at 1200dpi to see what I had bought.

A superb backdrop of three of the arches on Brighton…


Added by David Kastoryano on November 2, 2021 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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