1922: The Dunkley Pramotor

Sources: 1. Memory of the Netherlands, 2. Ebikeriders

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BA (Hons) Visual Culture. I live in Cornwall with my husband, a cat and my books.

4 Responses

  1. GZO

    Is the second image the first bad Photoshop job? The Pramotor–and the people’s feet–looks drawn while the top halves of the humans look photographed! Am I right?

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  2. John

    @GZO- It looks authentic to me.

    What you’re likely seeing is a photograph re-printed in a magazine or newspaper and then scanned into the computer. So many opportunities for degradation.

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  3. LadyK

    @GZO

    Before Photoshop, pictures for newspaper or magazine reproduction were sometimes touched up to make the subject matter more clear. The touching up would be done with paint on a print of the photo, and then a photo of the photo would be taken!

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