Nothing To It - With Alien Skin
Those of you who read the post that welcomed you to the nineteenth century...look it up in the older posts...will remember that I advised you to get Alien Skin software to supplement your Photoshop program. It is easier to show than tell, so here are a few examples.
First, a studio shot from the 1860's. I'm sorry the image is so poorly preserved, but it was part of the household effects of Mrs. Olesen in Atlanta, Georgia and was barely saved when Sherman burned the place down.
The second shot is a little more complex. Apparently Atelier Mutze did a whole series of shots intended for the macabre market in Berlin in the late 90's. These were sold at a little kiosk on the Brocken on Walpurgis Night but never caught on with the general public. They went on to much greater success later with their presentation folders of views of the ruins of Fort Vaux and Fort Douamont tastefully hand-coloured. So far none of these have been seen on offer in the Perth collector's market.
The last is an autochrome taken by M. Henri Crapaud of the star of the Folies Bergere - Mme. Veronica Baudoin. She also can be seen in a number of paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec and was the inspiration for a small war on the border of French Indochina.
We shall bring more of these to your attention as they are discovered.