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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #552 - Antiques

 
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Sep 15, 2015 00:08 |  #1

POTN G-series Speed Challenge #552 - Antiques

I did a little research to see if I could find a quantitative definition for "antique". Seems there is no consensus on how old something must be in order to be called an antique. The US Customs Department was the only place I found with an actual age - 100 years or more.
So let's not be too concerned about the actual age. I'll leave that qualification up to you. But lets not include collectibles (eg. coins, stamps), replicas or buildings. That would make this way too easy. Other than that, what defines something antique is totally up to you.


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Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry this week. I'm a bit surprised there weren't more.
But all entries this week were very nice.

Trumper - Village Water Pump: Definitely a bit of history with this one. Love the paint job. And the vintage building in the background. I'm having a bit of trouble with the composition. May just be me.
I used to visit some friends who lived on an old farm. And a pump like this was the only way to get water. Fortunately, the pump was in the kitchen and not outside. :-)

Spoko57 - 1920's Seneca Improved View Camera: No mistaking that for a pocket camera. Very nice photo and quite appropriate for a photography contest.

Maureen - 1907 Cello: I love cello music. And from the wear marks, I bet yours produced a lot of beautiful sounds during its lifetime!
I like the close up view as opposed to trying to capture the entire instrument.

teekay - The People's Medical Advisor - 1895: That has to be a very interesting read. The text under the Man is a Social Being really caught my eye :-)
You captured the subtle yellowing of the pages very nicely.

Selecting the top three was, as usual, quite difficult.

Third place: I really had a problem with determining this place. But I'll give the nod to Maureen for her 1907 cello.
Second place: Trumper Village Water Pump
First place: Spoco57 1920's Seneca Improved View Camera

Thanks, everyone, for showing off some wonderful old antiques.
It's all yours, Steve.

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Sep 17, 2015 08:37 |  #2

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Sep 18, 2015 09:09 |  #3

1920's Seneca Improved View Camera
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Sep 18, 2015 17:38 |  #4

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Sep 19, 2015 11:50 |  #5

"The People's Medical Adviser" 1895

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Sep 21, 2015 12:31 |  #6

Challenge is now closed. Results later today.


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Sep 21, 2015 18:22 |  #7

Thanks again for all your entries.
Results posted above.


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Sep 21, 2015 21:44 |  #8

Congratulations to Spoco, Trumper and Maureen!

I knew that old camera would be hard to beat but couldn't resist entering a typical page from that old "Medical Adviser" illustrating a truly "antique" view of the world held by many Westerners in those days. The opinions and advice given in it are so politically and factually incorrect that they are laughable rather than offensive in this day and age. And you should read what the author has to say about bicycling, young womens' dress, sex and alcohol!:twisted:




  
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Sep 21, 2015 21:59 |  #9

Congratulations to the winners! teekay, I thought of posting a page from an old book, a dietetics textbook for nursing students which includes a section on what to feed a wet nurse (it seems that wet nurses often requested beer), but your book is older and better. Its "medical advice" is hilarious and pathetic.


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Sep 21, 2015 22:15 |  #10

Thanks Raven, and congrats to Maureen and Trumper. Would've loved to see a few more entries this week.... I wasn't expecting the 'honors' again.

I was at my daughter's house this week to greet her 4 day old (our newest grandchild). Our son-in-law just completed his MFA at Ohio University... his work has been largely in glass-plate photography, mixing and applying the collodion and printing beautiful old-school photos that he's taken with this view camera. Believe it or not, it's the compact 'backpack' version of the larger Seneca 8x10. He rebuilt the bellows himself, hence the green silk. Anyhow it was sitting there on the table and I just snapped a shot of it for the week's topic.

I'll try to get a new topic up tomorrow morning. Thanks for doing the honors, Raven!




  
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Sep 21, 2015 23:11 |  #11

Congratulations Spoco57, Trumper, Maureen for the top places and to all for the great contributions.
A most interesting theme, Raven, thanks for hosting.

I set up my picture with a stone-age arrow point made with a volcanic glass named obsidian.
Sadly, my Pro1 decided to show its serious inttermitent problem with the sensor those days and I was out.

It is a wonderful arrow point of almost clear obsidian (it is usually translucent, but black).
I will share with you my antique object shot with my faithful Rebel XT.

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Sep 22, 2015 06:34 |  #12

:-) Well done everyone and agree with the comments about more people needing to participate.Once again the photos that are sent in really do have stories and a wonderful way into another world .
My photo is of an old village water pump i walk the dogs past quite regularly .The photo itself was cropped down abit because there was a car parked just on the right handside which i wanted out of the photo.
Well done Spoco,old cameras certainly have character and are actually quite cheap .




  
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Sep 22, 2015 10:06 as a reply to  @ rpolitsr's post |  #13

Very interesting obsidian point, Rafael. Not only a true antique, but I believe the almost transparent type is very rare. Certainly all the obsidian I've seen (and I have a few flakes in front of me as I write) is an opaque, dense black.




  
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Sep 22, 2015 22:25 |  #14

Very beautiful example of clear obsidian, Rafael; especially given it's intended purpose.
I've never seen a piece like that. Amazing!


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Sep 22, 2015 23:55 |  #15

Congrats to Spoco & Trumper & thanks for my 3rd place. The story behind the cello is that my mother-in-law started playing it in 1927. It was passed on to her from a family relative who bought it new in 1907. When my mother-in-law passed away nearly 4 years ago, we decided the old cello would come to our home & sits atop a display case in the living room. We thought about getting it restored but nobody here plays & it was quite costly to fix up. So we have a few photos of my mother-in-law playing it as a girl & we love the whole story behind it. She played it until she about 80 years old.


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