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Postby classic form » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:21 am

The photographer that took pictures of our house is stopping by Tuesday to sign the original photographs that he took in '56 that we have and I have a question:

Where is the best place for the signature? Should I have him sign the back or if there is room underneath the image on the front (maybe half of them have this room) should he sign there?

I don't want to take away from the image so I am leaning towards the backs but if anyone has any experience in this area I'd appreciate the suggestions.

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Postby Joe » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:32 am

I vote for back

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Postby scowsa » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:39 am

If you already have some framed, or are planning to, you could also have him sign the mat in the bottom right corner.
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Postby classic form » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:50 am

None framed. I kind of go back and forth whether to frame them or not. Right now they are just in an archival album. I think it might look a little odd to frame em and hang em. Although I guess I could frame em and not hang em.

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:54 am

Do they have a white border? If so, have him/her sign on the white border, lower right, if not, then on the back. If you want them as "art", the signature should be in the front, but if it's reference material, defiantly on the back!
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Postby redneckmodern » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:20 pm

great opportunity...

first choice: right front bottom border...
second choice: back (right bottom)...

make sure it is in a soft pencil (i.e.: don't let the pencil dent the paper) and document the signing event with your own reference photos + print these out with archival inks and paper (epson ultrachrome (K3) ink and moab entrada would be a good choice, but there are many combos). keep all in an archival album, but ensure it's truly archival (many aren't -- even if labeled). visit lightimpressionsdirect.com for some of the better materials.

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Postby classic form » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:20 pm

Mission accomplished. Used pencil on the back and if there was room on the front for the signature he used the ink. Had a nice talk, very interesting man.


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Postby rockland » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:02 pm

Oh. How lovely.
What a nice event. That is how i would have suggested.
I'm glad you did get a visitation photo as well.

I scanned and printed a copy of our original brochure and have
it mounted inside a cabinet along with a few original photos. Nice to
not pull out a big book when a new guest is a bit curious of the
history.

I think i have only seen the two originals. Your kitchen with the iron bowl,
and the custom round sofa photo. I would consider having them copied
and put up somewhere. They could even be reduced and mounted
on the inside of one of your pantry doors. I'm always surprised when
a new guest starts asking questions...and a frequent visitor versed
in victorian answers and gives a decent tour, opens our cabinet and
explains some of our home history.

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Postby classic form » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:32 am

Hey all...been a while. Here are images of the house and a few other goodies on a blog I started, nothing fancy...not interested in making it look nice:-)

http://nelsonkirkpatrickhouse.blogspot. ... -1958.html

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Postby rockland » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:01 am

Lovely. Thank you for sharing!
Nice to see some exteriors.

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Postby rockland » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:02 am

Lovely. Thank you for sharing!
Nice to see some exteriors.

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Postby classic form » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:24 am

Pleasure. Link didn't work too well. Click on sidebar view to see the whole site.

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Lovely Blog!
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Postby classic form » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:10 am

Thanks...running out of things to add though. Any suggestions?

I've tried to scan published magazine/book articles and mentions but I'm about ready to throw the scanner out the window:-). Could be the new Mac as well.

I would also add more prints but they are in tif form and it will not let me upload them.

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Postby egads » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:21 am

A Mac fyi: I just discovered that it can be much easier to scan from the Preview app than using a printer's scan utility.

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Postby clarksdaleplace » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:34 pm

As an artist I would not use a pen but have him sign in pencil - Ink has a nasty habit of going fugitive - pencil will last a lot longer if you are going to sign the front.
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