Check out this 1/4 plate Ambro.

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Llewellyn

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The piping might still be there, possibly in red, but virtually invisible because of the characteristics of the materials used in the photographic processes of the period, and how colours were represented in black/white images.

I am a little more familiar with images from the 1890s up to the end of the Great War, and so I am aware of the spectral qualities and deficiencies of orthochromatic film of that period, compared to the later panchromatic film. The earlier ortho was not sensitive to red light rays in particular, and portrayed it very dark. It makes trying to recognise medal ribbons, for example, a very difficult task.
 

General Butler

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The piping might still be there, possibly in red, but virtually invisible because of the characteristics of the materials used in the photographic processes of the period, and how colours were represented in black/white images.

I am a little more familiar with images from the 1890s up to the end of the Great War, and so I am aware of the spectral qualities and deficiencies of orthochromatic film of that period, compared to the later panchromatic film. The earlier ortho was not sensitive to red light rays in particular, and portrayed it very dark. It makes trying to recognise medal ribbons, for example, a very difficult task.
Thanks, that's quite a painful to process. But if you/we enlarge the photo at least the ghost outline of the musician shell is visible.
 
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