Last Century, very, very old Photo album and dancingers

Look, old Photo album or pics… dancer

Although the first “girl dance” in its present form was performed in Paris… The United States soon were ahead. While in France the most popular kind of dance were can-can and burlesque, in USA all the kinds of exotic dance was developing:

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belly dance, dance on the table (the prototype of striptese) and other original performances.

The greatest number of places with this kind of dance was opened in New York, although the west coast, San Francisco, tried to keep up.

Each dancer necessarily had to have a pseudonym, and quite often, and her unique costume. Most of the photographs are made in the last decade of the XIX-th century.

Oh… this girl dance of  last century !

But is there something lost in that perfection?

That while we’re in the midst of a photography renaissance thanks to all the affordable and accessible tools of the trade, many of our photos start to look the same.

A common problem with old photos is that only one person has physical possession of an old photo album. It might be an aunt or uncle, who will eventually pass it on to some grandchild, niece or nephew.

How to make these photos easily available to all members of current and future generations? The solution is to digitize the photos. This can be done with any digital imaging device such as a digital camera or a scanner.

To copy photo albums and old documents the ideal thing to have is a copy stand.

This is a device that has a firm base on which are mounted two lamps, one on each side, with a post at one end with a bar near the top extending out over the copy stand.

This bar has a camera mount allowing the camera to be mounted upside down over the documents.

The two lamps provide even, shadow less lighting. Since this is beyond the means of most amateur family historians, simple substitutes can be used.

Photo album

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