Revealing History, unidentified family

Unidentified family near West Union, Nebraska, 1886

Solomon D. Butcher, photographer. [RG2608.PH-1100]

Unidentified family near West Union, NE [RG2608.PH1100]

Until this glass plate negative was scanned, the information inside the doorway had not been seen since the negative was exposed. Digital imaging technology allows for incredible selective control over light and dark within the image. With image manipulation software it is possible to change the tonal values inside the doorway, revealing previously hidden information.

 

Dark doorway

 

lightened doorway

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