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The Last Portrait of Neville Colmore | by crowolf
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The Last Portrait of Neville Colmore

This fatagravure plate was taken from Neville Colmore's Spectobarathrum after the tragic fire. It is the last known portrait of the famed fataologist and photographic pioneer. It is not known if it is a self portrait or if it was taken by an assistant. It appears to have been taken in his study. I suspect it is a self portrait and that the bulb is concealed in his left hand with the cord running under his desk. After the fire he reportedly refused to allow himself to be photographed and allegedly swore off photography and fataological research all together. The details in this image are quite intriguing. I recommend viewing a larger size to appreciate the evidence those details present.

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Taken on September 13, 2009