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Detroit City Gas: 1908

Detroit City Gas: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Detroit City Gas Co. building, Washington Boulevard and Clifford Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Billows Offset

The three verticals are all vertical on the film, producing a weird optical illusion that's typical of the period. If it's on the negative, it's done by offsetting the lens from the film (via a flexible billows) rather than pointing the camera upwards, the lens and the film remaining vertical.

[Psst. BELLOWS, not "billows." - Dave]

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