Jumping for joy in Bulimba

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Location: Bulimba, Brisbane, Australia

Date: ca. 1918

Description: View of Hamilton from Bulimba on the southern side of the Brisbane River. Unidentified men.

View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/106944
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/

  1. Life Sun Death [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

    This is definitely photo-shopped, you can totally see the pixels!

  2. h&b { Lea } 74 months ago | reply

    what an odd photograph ?!?!?!

    It's just so ... *improbable* - what have they jumped off/from ?

  3. Theo Lagendijk 74 months ago | reply

    I agree. Total photoshop. :)


  4. State Library of Queensland, Australia 74 months ago | reply

    It is an unusual photograph.

    It was received by the State Library, as it appears, in 1985, as part of a donation.

  5. mawarre 74 months ago | reply

    And if it was received by this library in 1985 I think you will agree that that was pre photoshop. It certainly was pre widely available internet!

  6. h&b { Lea } 74 months ago | reply

    mawarre - you can 'photoshop' in a darkroom, pre-internet.

    It is a pity we can't see the original bigger/more clearer .. it does seem though that this is a combination of two photographs, for what purpose, who knows ?

  7. H. Almeida 74 months ago | reply

    Faltou a asa mais esses dois estão voando.


  8. Btapho 50 months ago | reply

    Great & funny! It reminds me J.H. Lartique's photos of jumping people, what he made in 1905, 1908 (may be more photos of nearly flying people by JHL was done in other term)

  9. wes788d8 50 months ago | reply

    there could be a trampoline underneath them they intentionally left out of the picture.

  10. ♥♥ JόŌǿđ y ♥♥ 49 months ago | reply

    funny :))

  11. Masgara 47 months ago | reply

    Love this photo!

  12. mik_leach 46 months ago | reply

    I agree that there is likely something left out of the shot that propelled them up there. My sister took shots of me on a trampoline in the 70s where she left it out of the shot. But, by the way they are dressed, their close proximity to each other and by their body posture.. I think it unlikely that these two were able to jump that high on a trampoline right next to each other. Most people I knew could never bounce so that their feet reached their standing height off of the mat -- unless they are quite accomplished -- but their form does not indicate that.

  13. .Luigi Mirto/ArchiMlFotoWord 46 months ago | reply

    Complimenti per questa tua splendida ripresa.
    E’ stato un piacere vederla in questo eccellente gruppo fotografico

    Vista su:


  14. guyphenix 44 months ago | reply

    Trampoline jump of myself.

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