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4275Re: [TalkAntietam] Recher photo dates

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  • G E Mayers
    Feb 9, 2008
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      Dear Stephen,

      One thing is clear...the Sunken Road slide, and I suspect the
      others....are meant to be viewed in either a magic lantern or a
      stereoscopic viewer of some sort.

      This particular photo seems to be one of the more famed post view
      views of the Sunken Road. The cabin in the distance is, IIRC,
      that built for one of the freed slaves formerly owned by Mr
      Piper. The cabin is on the edge of the Piper Farm property.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 8:46 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Recher photo dates

      >I am trying to date these photos/stereoviews taken by
      >Hagerstown's own
      > E.M. Recher.
      > http://www.virtualantietam.com/dan_transfer/recher1.jpg
      > I believe the printing of this stereoview dates from 1880-1882.
      > It is
      > on a flat orange mount with rounded corners with no list on the
      > back.
      > It is in a series with views of Simon's dedication (1880). I
      > have found
      > the photo in three books with three different dates for the
      > negative -
      > 1872, 1877, and 1880. The log cabin is present in a 1904 view
      > of the
      > 130th PA veterans, so that does not help with the dating.
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