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County Courts: 1910

County Courts: 1910

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1910. "Lucas County Courthouse." Completed in 1896, this imposing edifice still stands. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Photo realism

No doubting the superiority of an 8x10 glass plate negative. You are literally drawn into the image, rather than, with digital, simply looking at a high resolution image.

Very different results

Having just seen "Edifice Complex" I think Dave is intentionally giving us a comparison of two neoclassic county courthouses, both built in prosperous upper Midwest cities at the turn of the last century.

As with art -- it's all about knowing how to put it together.

More than average?

I see 14 people, five of whom, possibly six, could be said to be slouching, and five who are stout or stoutish.

Nice manicure

That lawn looks like it could be part of a golf course. Maintaining a lawn like that in the era before power trimmers and motorized mowers must have been highly labor intensive.

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