Thursday, January 26, 2012

Enhancement - Looking for Lost Details - January 2012

For some, an old photograph loses its charm when "restored" to modern day clarity with all the age spots removed. Some photographs however, benefit greatly from just a nudge of enhancement. An improved contrast or the reversal of the yellowing brings out details that otherwise would have been missed and lost forever.

To please both camps of those of us who rescue old photographs, here are both the originals and the enhanced of just a few of the latest additions to Lost Gallery.


Two women
Two women

Two Boys
Two Boys

Pals
Pals


Pontiac
This one was badly faded as well as yellowed.
Pontiac
Overexposed too.

Dowsing
Dowsing
Oh. So he's dowsing?


CDV woman
CDV woman


Young lady
Young lady

CDV man post mortem
CDV man staring

Man and dummy?
Man and dummy?


Three Men
Three Men


Cabinet Card Three boys
Cabinet Card Three boys

Cabinet Card four with wicker chair
Cabinet Card four with wicker chair

Cabinet Card pair with wicker chair
Cabinet Card pair with wicker chair

Cabinet Card family of five
Cabinet Card family of five

RPPC Four Hats
RPPC Four Hats

Cabinet Card Family of Ten
Cabinet Card Family of Ten
This one came back a long way.

Interior Scene
Interior Scene

School Picture
School Picture enhanced
























The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story, What do you see?

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Turn it OVER! There's Something on the Back! Earl G. Hammock


portrait of Earl and reverse

This is apparently a portrait of artist/photographer Earl G. Hammock.


I think that just perhaps an industrious "antique" store proprietor might have added the signature on the "Hammons" portrait. He misread the name on the other and thought he was duplicating it. They do that because they think it adds interest to a photo.

But, the signature on the "Hammock" photo is so unique and crafted that it has to be the same man as the artist.

According to what I have been able to find so far, he was born in Knox, Texas, 11Feb 1896. That makes him just 19 in these photographs.

portrait of Earl and reverse

Earl G Hammock signature comparison

Here is a comparison using the signature on the reverse of the top photo and signatures taken from two paintings attributed to Earl G. Hammock. The similarity is obvious. The last letter “L” of the first name flows with a continuous stroke into the middle initial “G.”

Then the artist carefully combines the middle initial “G” with the first letter “H” of the last name. From there, the photograph signature is continued in cursive. The painting signatures finish with printed letters.

The photograph signature is an early one in 1915 and the paintings could be circa1950

The two painting signatures shown here are from askart.com and icollector.com and are used here for information purposes only.


Here is a brief family tree for Earl G. Hammock.

Although Earl G. apparently had no children, there are some of his two brothers descendants beginning in the far left column, that could claim him as an uncle. Their children would see him as great-uncle. The next generation would call him a great-great-uncle.

Ancestry.Com learns from a couple sources that Earl G. died in 1974. The art sites selling his paintings say it was 1971 and they probably copy from each other for the data.

Oddly, as illustrious as he was, there is NO adequate biography on the net for Earl G. Hammock.

Hammock Family Tree

Earl G. Hammock Painting composit

These are paintings variously attributed to Earl G. Hammock. Considering the wide variance of styles shown here, there may be some error.

On the bottom row, the second and third are signed. The rest are speculation.


NEW ADDITION!
Family Historian Rosie found a connection to her family tree and provided us with these additional photographs relating to Earl G. Hammock.
These pictures are her property and permission must be granted for their use.



Earl and Ethel
Earl and Ethel

On reverse:
This is
Earl and Ethel
before they
wer married



Earl
Earl

On reverse:
Earl
the yongest
boy he runs a
studo



Earl G. Hammock
"Earl G. Hammock" "Wash Day"

On reverse:
Doing something
I don't like much
but the cat likes
to see me work

This is Earl
washing



Leonard and Earl
Leonard and Earl reverse

On reverse:
This is Leonard
and Earl
My oldest and
yongest






The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

BACK TO
THE MAIN INDEX PAGE Or try out the NEW
BACK PAGE INDEX

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Everyday Ago
Penny Tales
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH sites on the web.
And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story, What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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