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A 1918 Aeroplane After World War One | by thegreatlandoni
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A 1918 Aeroplane After World War One

4,122-10-104 ... Curtiss R-4LM, one of six aircraft specifically used by the US Post Office. The front cabin has been converted to a big mail compartment and its lid is held in place by two leather straps.


NOTE: Photo is Photoshopped to maximize visibility of details ... not to produce a pretty picture. ... Black shadows are brightened to reveal hidden details. ... White highlights are dimmed to reveal details "washed out" by blinding light. ... The end result tends to be an ugly overall gray ... but all details obtainable from the original print are visible.


See photo below of the same plane crashed.


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This is a photo of an 8x10 print. ... The original was in the archives at Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver Colorado. (


I am a volunteer for the museum. ... I picked out all the WWI plane photos and set each print up on an improvised easel ... and set my camera on my tripod ... and photographed each print. ... It was 2002 and I can't find my notes about each photo.


I have been going through my hard drive to find and process photos overlooked previously.


And I have been re-processing all the photos previously uploaded to my "Aircraft of WWI" set at:


Camera: Sony CD 1000, 2.1 megapixel (antique)


Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows Version 8




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Taken on July 20, 2002