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A new photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg was possibly discovered among the archives that I thought might interest some people here:



One of many articles on the new photo can be found here:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/24/ultra-rare-photo-a...
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Is a computer used to verify or someone with an eagle eye. I can barely tell that there are people in the photo. Can anyone explain the method used to verify?
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The Smithsonian Magazine article does a creditable job detailing the discovery and the ongoing debate between two camps over which is the real Lincoln in the Gettysburg photo. (I'm firmly in the Oakley camp.)
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Is this like an ink blot test?
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I think I am in the Oakley camp as well, but it is almost impossible to tell what is going on in the photo.
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wmd8tc wrote:
I think I am in the Oakley camp as well, but it is almost impossible to tell what is going on in the photo.


Check out the photo analysis linked in the Smithsonian article. It's pretty convincing.
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Another photo of Honest Abe?

Even as a devoted Civil War buff, I can't generate much enthusiasm.

Now a photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln twerking with Stephen Douglas would get my attention.
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pete belli wrote:
Another photo of Honest Abe?

Even as a devoted Civil War buff, I can't generate much enthusiasm...



True, but I guess what surprised me was that I didn't realize before how few photos there are of him at Gettysburg (if true, this would be just the second), which was such an important event. Or, maybe it didn't appear to be at the time and so the photographers just didn't cover it.
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sikeospi wrote:
Is this like an ink blot test?


I see dead people.
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BacktotheFront wrote:
Is a computer used to verify or someone with an eagle eye. I can barely tell that there are people in the photo. Can anyone explain the method used to verify?


It's the top hat. Science.
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pete belli wrote:


Now a photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln twerking with Stephen Douglas would get my attention.


We live in the age of photoshop. I'm sure someone can provide you with one.
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sikeospi wrote:
Is this like an ink blot test?


We used to call this sort of identification "blobology".
 
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Hey, it looks like Daniel Day Lewis!
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pete belli wrote:


Now a photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln twerking with Stephen Douglas would get my attention.





Good luck forgetting that image.
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Is it too late for Lincoln's War to have an event card for this?

And we wargamers wonder why the Eurogamers think we're weird.
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