Monday, 18 July 2016

Winter Palace – Getty Images

The Getty image below of the northwest corner of the Winter Palace c1860, facing the Neva and Admiralty, will be confusing for many.

This is a reverse development of the plate/negative. Compare it to the correct view in the photo below c1880.

What is the process that creates this type of reversal? I have seen it in other photos: Nicholas’ study, the elephant tusks anteroom. I am following up to enquire if the Getty received a plate or print from the Bettmann.
Now look again at the photos: the iron balconies, small entrances, etc. What I will be sharing soon is exciting!

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