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    Pop quiz time :)

    Ran into some really cool, interesting pics, posting them full size so everyone can play

    Without doing an 'image search' -- does anyone know of, or care to guess, any information about these pics?
    --all for now...







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    ELEVEN - rotary cutter tool machines
    FOUR - CO2 lasers
    THREE - fiber lasers
    ONE - vinyl cutter
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    The first one is the earliest known photograph of a human being who was seriously pissed off when he was told how long he had to sit still for the exposure to take.

    The second one is the first photograph ever taken, period.

    The third one, I wasn’t around for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug dawson View Post

    the third one, i wasn’t around for.
    lol. .
    My three favorite things are the Oxford comma, irony, and missed opportunities

    The problem with humanity is: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and God-like technology

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    I think the second one is in France, just from the look. The third might be some famous place from the civil war. Picket fence makes it in the USA.
    Bil lD

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    The first picture is John Quincy Adams.
    No idea on the other two.
    Dave Anderson
    Chester Toolworks LLC
    Chester, NH

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    Dawson is half-ish right on 2 accounts,

    Dufour is correct, 2nd pic is France-

    Anderson is correct, 1st pic is John Quincy Adams,

    No one's even close on 3rd pic

    Dawson also hit on the 'other' significance of these pictures...

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    ELEVEN - rotary cutter tool machines
    FOUR - CO2 lasers
    THREE - fiber lasers
    ONE - vinyl cutter
    CASmate, Corel, Gravostyle


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    #3 has a circle fence so i will say it is the first auto race track.
    Bill

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    Supposedly the 3rd photo is the earliest know picture of New York City. More Specifically Manhattan. The road in the foreground eventually became Broadway. There are detractors of this
    Last edited by Michael Weber; 11-22-2020 at 11:19 PM.
    My three favorite things are the Oxford comma, irony, and missed opportunities

    The problem with humanity is: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and God-like technology

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    Interesting read about how New York City was leveled after that photo. I bet that hill is leveled now.
    Bill D.
    Sacramento California was raised about ten feet to reduce flooding around 1866.
    San Francisco tried the same grid plan but without the leveling. That is why so many streets are very steep slopes. Sometimes truck drivers get stuck trying to crest a hill.


    https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/gridplan05
    Last edited by Bill Dufour; 11-22-2020 at 12:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    Interesting read about how New York City was leveled after that photo. I bet that hill is leveled now.
    Interesting article about how the terrain of NYC was leveled slightly _before_ the third picture was taken:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/s...sultPosition=1

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