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Were “shutter speeds” for cameras really in the hours back in the day?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_speed I can't find any mention of it here, but once I read in a printed comic book, where there was a page of "weird facts", that in the beginning of ...
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1909 Photo Print Technology

I am wondering about the prints in an album of photographs from 1909. They look as if they were cut out of larger sheets by hand--many are not quite straight edges, and sizes vary. Some are framed in ...
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Can I find anything out from numbers on the back of old photos?

I have some photos of my grandfather's during WWII and the occupation in Japan (1942-1949???). They are from all different places in Japan and were taken at different times. I wanted to know if there ...
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How can I find the origin of a classic Italian monochrome print?

I have a copy of an Italian monochrome print (1920s) showing 4 youths playing cards with a cheat occurring by the passing of a card under the table by foot. How can I determine the origin of the ...
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How to physically flatten old prints?

I'm trying to digitize a stack of old, small, but very much curled photo prints on a flatbed scanner. I find it hard to keep them straight while closing the lid and pressing them down onto the glass, ...
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What can I do to restore an old black and white photograph with many white spots when I scan the print?

and the part I'm interested in: Unfortunately, this is roughly 45 years old, no negatives.
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dating photos by size of print

I have hundreds of photos I'd like to assign a year to and I am hoping to find a chart that would contain the year span prints were developed based on the size of the print such as 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, 3 1/...
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How to detect or estimate the age of a photo?

So I got this (old?) photo right here (shown below, face hidden) and I want to estimate how old it is, any clues? It already looks noisy and low-quality to be recent, so what can I do to find the age? ...