Post here your Elvis' pictures

Any information about these would be appreciated!

Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:02 am

Thanks!
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:12 am

A couple of those are from the site that steals and re-purposes images, so I am going to leave those alone.

Here are a few details for you:


510000_w Gene Smith_booth.jpg
With cousin Gene Smith, Memphis photo booth, circa 1951
Corrected view.


510000_w Gene Smith_less cropped.jpg
With cousin Gene Smith, Memphis photo booth, circa 1951
Same image, less cropped.


510000_w Bobby Smith_booth.jpg
With cousin Bobby Smith, Memphis photo booth, circa 1951
Corrected view.
Note this is the SAME booth as the one with Gene, but Elvis is wearing different clothes.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:17 am

What's the point of reversing images? It just makes no sense to me> Why do they do it?
Thanks for the corrected views, Doc ::rocks

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Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:32 am

Thanks, Doc, both for the information and for flipping the photos. Nice to see the full image of the photo with Gene Smith.

Would you mind sending me a PM about the site to which you referred? I'm still fairly new at hunting for photos, but I've already seen a few things I did not like, and I'd be glad to know what you might suggest I avoid, and how to spot such sites.

Polk Salad Andy, I agree! All I can think of is that there are a lot of very careless developers of negatives out there; why or how else photos would be flipped is beyond me. I missed spotting the flip of both of the ones Doc corrected, but I've corrected dozens and dozens. It's outrageous that even EPE doesn't seem to catch them.

Thanks!

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Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:24 am

#3 is from the summer of 1957, taken on Graceland’s driveway. – Here’s another!
Image

#4 is from the summer of 1958, taken in Killeen, Texas. Elvis & Buddy Knox.

#5 is from the fall of 1954, Elvis with Buzzy Forbes & Farley Guy, outside of Lauderdale Courts.

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Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:28 am

Julian Grant, Thank you! That's a beautiful photo.

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Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:54 pm

Early photos from that era are often reversed images - something to do with inexact technology of the time - maybe a cheap set-up in photo booths. The very early Gladys and Vernon photos are back to front and so are the two photos of Elvis aged about 13 with a giant cold sore, though these pictures usually appear nowadays in corrected format.