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Has anyone seen this pic before ? I know there are some like it which I have seen....
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On page 116 of volume 27. No. 162. 2003 of the Titanic commutator there is a picture which is not the same but very similar.

My mate says he has seen it before - but as it is so like the picture in the Titanic Communtator it's makes me wonder if he might have seen another taken a few seconds later or before. It's also a bit like the New York picture from the G auction.

Does anyone know if there are any good picture sites for the Olympic for me to check ? He says he saw it online .....

Also I wonder if a mass produced postcard would be more symmetrical and have the lettering in type form rather than how it appears in this picture. Does anyone know if the lettering used in the picture above indicate that it is a real photograph, or rather a real photo postcard ? I have seen this white letting before - usaully on the un mass produced real photo's....

Would be grateful for any help !
 
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Miles: Inscriptions could be written 'mirror-hand' - with some evident awkwardness! - directly onto the glass plates in 'mirror-hand', with 'album ink'. Otherwise, if written or printed on a larger print and then reduced, the second-generation photographs - card-size or slightly smaller - would still remain sharp. It then became more common for the writing to be placed below the image. If the text were printed directly on the mounting card itself, it was possible for every image to be a first-generation one; though often they were not. The rarest, very earliest of the Carpathia life-boat photocards, for example, bear no text; the next generation have had printed label-strips pasted upon the images before they were re-photographed. Then, the last ones produced stress the copyright of Underwood & Underwood, and are - at best - merely quality black-and-white 'dot-process' prints of the original photographs. A first-generation original - dark, blurry, mounted upside-down - is superior!
 
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