Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The House in Hersfeld, May 1914

Can you find all the people in this photo?


8 comments:

roberto said...

three?

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

nope

An occasional reader said...

Seven?

Harry H said...

I think this is an early example of trick photography. The same person (the lady) was photographed in three locations with the lens being covered while moving to the other locations in the building. This would explain why the person seen in the topmost window is so grey, the person on the third floor window balcony is slightly better exposed (photographically), while the woman standing on the steps received the longest exposure.

The photographer would have necessarily used a sturdy tripod for his camera and calculated the total exposure time and then divided it by three.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

There's a 'fourth' person in this photo, very hard to see.

a said...

I thought there might have been a group of three over by the tree...

Harry H said...

There could be a person on the left side of the top balcony, or possibly standing at the corner of the lower left balcony. The problem is that the resolution of this scan is not good enough to get the detail you may have in the original.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Harry's right about resolution and I can't seem to make it better. Woman dressed in dark clothes by tree at left of the building.