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Friday, April 8, 2011

Post Card from the other side of the tracks

This is part of the collection of post cards I found at a Redding Estate sale last fall. They are all worth posting, but this one was unique.

All these cards involved correspondence involving a resident of my town and all were from the beginning of the 20th century. There were over 50 cards in the collection but only 2 of them had special attributes.
The "new" Bridgeport rail road station was new in 1905 because the old one had burned down a few years earlier.  The unique aspect of this card was the lines of glitter some card manufacture employee took pains to lay down carefully to highlight different areas of the image. Take a look at the faux tilt-shift image I took to enhance it.
If you've never seen a tilt shift image, well, this is as close as I can get for now, but Tilt Shift has the ability to make a miniature scene look real and a wide angle live scene look like a miniature. Just search the term "Tilt Shift" in Google Images and you will get an eye full.  My image of the RR gets close, and actually does make it pop out somewhat. 

Next stop, more Estate Sale finds. 

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