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I could not resist.
A friend of mine did lend me an old book for railway travelers...
Can you imagine the year this guide was issued?
(be kind with my translation, the original is written in a somewhat pompous style)

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Michel B
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Michel,

Very interesting. I wonder what they would think about what we are doing with Photoshop these days?
John
Michel, I saw that in the rolling gallery and enjoyed your translation.
Thanks to you for making the effort for us. My best guess is a publication date somewhere in the 1840s.

I suspect that if the writer saw what we do on this forum, he would consider it another profanation of a wonderful discovery

Rusty
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If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough. - Robert Capa

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Rusty, you are not far... it was 1855. This railway traveler guide is a treasure!
Michel B
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Excellent post, Michel. I looked up two of the named photographers from that piece and found.....

Sabatier-Blot....... http://www.davidrumsey.com/amica/amico852525-61931.html

and Tournachon-Nadar .... http://www.davidrumsey.com/amico/amico748909-43179.html

So I was going to say something like 1860, until I saw you'd said 1855.

The first time I saw a picture by Niepce (a view from a Paris window), I thought, "I've been there! I know that place!". In fact I have never been to Paris in my life. Strange "deja-vu" moment. I had the same feeling when I saw an old film biography of Edith Piaf. Strange.
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Is that the same Sabatier that the "Sabatier effect" is named after?
Chas
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No. That's the Sabattier (with two t's) Effect, after Armand Sabattier - it's usually known as Solarization now. The Parisian photographer was Jean-Baptiste Sabatier-Blot.
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Thanks,Geoff. You're our honorary historian.
Chas
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f/16 on a sunny day.....:)
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