New Olympic Photograph


Eric Longo

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Hi All,
I am pleased to have joined this board. Here is an image from my collection of liner photographs to say "hi" - an original photocard of Olympic in NY 1911 (unique as far as I know - I pulled it myself from an album of originals). It is quite sharp - I include and enlargement of a small portion. I will be posting many unique photographs from my Mauretania collection, including an early panorama, on the Cunard Board, and some Lusitania as well, for those who care to see them. I look forward to reading the threads - I see some names I know
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Best,
Eric2
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PS - Apologies for the double post - I didn't mean to hijack the other thread.
 

Nigel Bryant

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Welecome aboard Eric! You will find alot to discuss here. Thanks for the postcard, it's awesome. The lines on the Olympic, show up beautifully in this photograph. Do you have any more photos of the Olympic? Is that taken in New York or back in Southampton. Look forward to your other photographs!

All the best,

Nigel
 

Eric Longo

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Hi - I am reposting these due to incorrect pixel width of my first attempt.

Hi All,
I am pleased to have joined this board. Here is an image from my collection of liner photographs to say "hi" - an original photocard of Olympic in New York, 1911 (unique as far as I know - I pulled it myself from an album of originals including Lusitania and Carpathia etc.). It is quite sharp - I include an enlargement of a small portion. I have posted many unique photographs from my Mauretania collection, including an early panorama, on the Cunard Board, and some Lusitania as well, for those who care to see them. I look forward to reading the threads - I see some names I know
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Best,
Eric2

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Hello Eric

WOW that's a lovely picture ! I am jealous :))
 
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My mate said it is not the original but a copy made 75 years ago rather than 92 years ago. So they will not be buying a one off, unless he is mistaken. I've not looked myself but is the starting bid really $100 ? Personally if I were to buy the pic ( and it is a nice pic ) with a starting bid of $100 then I’d rather it not be a copy — whether this picture was made from the same glass negative or not. Also would rather it be a one off or at the very least the one made 92 years ago. Very much considering the starting bid.

If I’ve been given the wrong information I do apologise.
 
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I re-read the description again- I think I mis-interpreted it when I was talking to Miles about it-- it states that it is a "92 year old image" and was never published. because it is "over 75 years old" it can be published w/out having to worry about infringing on copyright etc etc. The opening bid is close to $200 tho. My apologies to the seller- Now I think I understand the wording of the description better!
 

Eric Longo

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Hi,
yes, the image is an original & unique one-off photograph, unpublished, and free from copyright as it is over 75 years old. I am sorry if the auction description was poorly worded - I was trying to be clear LOL
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Best,
Eric Longo
 
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Hiya

Sorry if I were mistaken about your listing.

Just out of interest (to someone who knows nothing about photo's) does the boarder of the picture not hint towards there being at least one or two - maybe more ? I'm not sure how they would have done the boarder without making another ? Would be interested in what anyone else has to say also.

Would they not take a one off snap which would not have any boarder. Or maybe it would ? But surly this would be added *after* hence another would have to be made....

I am just wondering. Don't know if that is the case. I am sure it is a very rare image all the same - but does the boarder not hint towards it not being the 1st ?

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Eric Longo

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Hi,
I pulled several photographs of Olympic from this album. About half had borders and half didn't. Two were taken a few minutes apart and one had a border and the other didn't. The intact family album was C. 1907 to C. 1920. The earlier photographs, such as Lusitania and Mauretania, were printed on thin matte photographic paper. Several of the C. 1911 - 1920 photographs had borders - many were clearly family photographs of the piers, some taken at the same time with liners and children posing. A lot of the album shows wonderful images of early New York with carriages in Central Park and the fountains with children playing. You wrote "does the boarder not hint towards it not being the 1st?" I think it is the first and only print of the image. In hand it is really quite an eye catcher - very sharp and well composed. It was clearly the best of the lot as far as quality, and so I kept it the longest.

Best,
Eric2

PS - here is another unique image from the same album - this one without a border - Lusitania at Pier 54 dropping mail and apparently being coaled.
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Eric Longo

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Hi All,
and a detail from the same (this earlier thinner paper has a more pronouned matte finish which obscures scanned detail):
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Best,
Eric2
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Thanks for the information. I hope I don't come across as being rude. It is a lovely picture. Have you sold them all ? Or will you sell more. What do the photo's have on the back btw ? also the matted/grain paper quality on the detail of the above photo's looks the same ! :)
 

Eric Longo

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Dear Miles,
not at all - I don't mind questions. I have not sold all of them - all the Olympic, yes, starting with the morning of the Maiden arrival in NY. I have half the Mauretania and half the Lusitania photographs, Aquitania, Carpathia and most every liner from Cunard and White Star and others from the German 4 stackers up excluding Titanic. It was quite an album! The photographs of New York are equally impressive. The paper you mentioned is indeed quite different between the photos posted above. The Lusitania photo was printed on a thin stock with a more pebbly surface that makes it hard to scan. The Olympic is a much heavier paper with a finer better detail, much richer darks and crisper highlights.

Best,
Eric2
 

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To all: Three messages which should have been a private exchange about a recently-concluded eBay auction have been removed from this topic.

To the two participants in that exchange: Please continue your discussion elsewhere.
 
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I do apologise. I'm always trying to be extra safe with Ebay after a few bad experiences. I do think you are 100 % honourable and am very sorry for any upset. It's a lovely picture & of course I would love to have it. I tend to go a bit overboard these days when it come's to questioning an item and need to watch what I say in public. This time I am very much in the wrong. Hope this message is not deleted. It’s very unfortunate that I have put you in this position. Very much so in public.
 
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Dear Eric

I have just read your email again. You come across very much as an honorable gentleman.
I can't stress enough how sorry I am for any offence I caused you. You are very correct when you say I should ask questions in private. You clearly know what you are talking about when it comes to photography. From reading over what I had written on ET although hardly an appropriate place to ask - I should/could have worded things better. I'm sure even then you would have been kind enough to answer them - as you had done already.

Actually on a more positive note I have learnt quite a bit of useful and interesting information about photography now. All of this I will store in my little baboon brain whenever I see another lovely Olympic picture. I liked your Olympic picture so much hence why all the question asking. I only have a handful of Olympic pictures as they seem very hard to find. I must say your bow view of the Mauretania photo is rather stunning. Very much so as it was taken I assume just before she left for the breakers.

There use to be a man at the BTS Convention who had a VERY wonderful collection of Olympic photos. I don’t know if he is still there, but he had so many. Maybe you have sold some pictures to him ? He only collected 4 funnelled liner photos hence he had quite a few Mauretania, Lusitania etc pictures to. No one else seemed that interested but I can never get enough new images of the Olympic - hence I ended up zooming into them all with my video camera trying to get all the little details. If he put his collection on the web it would be such a great site to visit !

Anyway once again apologies to you. I seem to always be doing that on ET ! There are only so many times you can though ! Then I suppose I will be for the chop but hopfully not :))

I look forwards to the picture very much
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Many thanks !

 

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