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Author Topic: The joys of paperweight collecting, and A MESSAGE FOR MAKERS  (Read 15792 times)

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Offline KevinH

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The joys of paperweight collecting, and A MESSAGE FOR MAKERS
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2006, 04:30:40 PM »
I think they are the same sulphide, but yes, the lighting will have quite a remarkable effect on the view of any sulphide weight. From one angle of light, features will appear flat, yet at another angle they can be "extreme". It's often difficult to achieve a photo euqiavlent to natural viweing because when viewing normally, the brain sorts out a lot of information based on assumed visual apsects and on lighting from overhead, not directly in front on to one side.

To me, wrightoutlook's weight always seemed closer to Garfield than Grant because of the "ridges" in his beard over the front of the chin. In all images of Grant I have seen (mostly on the web), his beard at the chin has not had vertical "ridges".
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« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2006, 05:49:53 PM »
I think wright has already excepted that the man is Garfield and the woman is Mamie.

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« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2006, 10:00:41 PM »
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I think wright has already excepted that the man is Garfield and the woman is Mamie.
Yes, that is true. My comment was made only as a background to my own thoughts on the comparison with the latest example shown, for which Frank was not sure about the "sameness".
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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2006, 01:05:24 PM »
Thanks KevH and all. James Garfield and Mamie Eisenhower are the sulphides. And because this board is a learning experience, we have discovered they were part of an Assassination Series. Sort of grim, but nonetheless, it's good to know. Something comparable might be the beheaded women of Henry VIII.

Also, we found out there was a Nixon-McGovern pair of sulphides to honor that U.S. presidential election in 1972. Nixon, of course, would resign in disgrace, which makes these sulphides a worthy collectible, which is probably why I've never seen either.

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