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2009-08-19 8:00:26 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Living History"

Description
: Photograph something over 100 years old.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.



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2009-08-19 8:00:47 PM  

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Aldabra giant tortoise at the Melbourne Zoo (only middle aged at 110, they can live to 200 years old)

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2009-08-19 8:00:49 PM  
Governor from the Folsom Powerhouse.

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The powerhouse -- the first in the world to transmit power more than five miles -- went online in 1895, and was immediately made an historical monument upon its shut down in 1952.

 
2009-08-19 8:00:53 PM  
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Medieval Font
The Cloisters, NYC

 
2009-08-19 8:00:57 PM  
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Ft. Stevens, Warrenton, OR. Built during the Civil War but this structure was part of the refortification c. 1900. The only continental American soil to take enemy fire during WWII. Click pops to bigger.


 
2009-08-19 8:00:58 PM  



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Krýsuvíkurkirkja. Original church on this spot was built around the year 1000. This one dates from 1857.

 
2009-08-19 8:01:00 PM  
"Tilted Cross"
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Shot with my 30D through the ground glass viewfinder of a 30+ year old Beattie Imperial 90 large format twin lens reflex camera. The lines pattern is from the ground glass.
 
2009-08-19 8:01:09 PM  

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The Little Red Lighthouse stands on a small point called Jeffrey's Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The lighthouse was erected in 1880 as the North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where it stood until 1917. It was reconstructed in 1921 in its current location by the United States Bureau of Lighthouses as part of a project to improve Hudson River navigational aids, and was in operation until 1947.
It was made famous by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward.
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2009-08-19 8:01:27 PM  
"Paw's Dollar"
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Gift from when I was little. The original was a 1900 Morgan silver dollar, but thanks to family shenanigans, it disappeared. He replaced it for me with this one. Looks pretty good for 119 years old!
 
2009-08-19 8:01:36 PM  
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\24-inch Clark Refracting Telescope. The telescope was built in 1896 by Alvan Clark.
 
2009-08-19 8:01:37 PM  
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Don't look behind you Catharine!


 
2009-08-19 8:01:42 PM  

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Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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2009-08-19 8:01:44 PM  
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Indian Sword
Approx. 200 yrs old.

 
2009-08-19 8:01:51 PM  
Tools used in the Folsom Powerhouse


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The powerhouse -- the first in the world to transmit power more than five miles -- went online in 1895, and was immediately made an historical monument upon its shut down in 1952.

 
2009-08-19 8:01:58 PM  
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/old mining machine, circa 1880
 
2009-08-19 8:02:08 PM  
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Old headstones from the 1800s, Þingvellir, Iceland.

 
2009-08-19 8:02:11 PM  
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\Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ
 
2009-08-19 8:02:12 PM  
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The Little Red Lighthouse stands on a small point called Jeffrey's Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The lighthouse was erected in 1880 as the North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where it stood until 1917. It was reconstructed in 1921 in its current location by the United States Bureau of Lighthouses as part of a project to improve Hudson River navigational aids, and was in operation until 1947.

 
2009-08-19 8:02:20 PM  
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Gun emplacement, Columbia River battery, Ft. Stevens


 
2009-08-19 8:02:21 PM  
Atrium Dome at West Baden Springs Hotel
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The hotel was rebuilt in 1902 after the original structure was destroyed by fire. Completed in record time, it boasted the world's largest free-spanning dome, a record unbroken until the 1960s. This was shot at 12mm on my 30D (equivelent of 19mm on full frame), and as you can see, I could only get about 2/3 of the entire dome in. As an aside, they let me walk on top of the dome's roof earlier this month, which kicked all kinds of ass.

West Baden Springs Hotel on Wikipedia (new window)
 
2009-08-19 8:02:22 PM  

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State Library of Victoria

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2009-08-19 8:02:25 PM  
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1/2 Moai, an "Easter Island Head"; likely created between 1200 and 1700 AD.

Click here (pops) to view bigass version or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!

 
2009-08-19 8:02:37 PM  
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16th Century Armor
Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester MA

 
2009-08-19 8:02:41 PM  
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Remains of 19th century wagon wheels and axle.
 
2009-08-19 8:02:43 PM  
Native American Grinding Stone, possibly thousands of years old.

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Down the hill from the Powerhouse, at the riverside.

 
2009-08-19 8:03:02 PM  
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/old mining cabin, circa 1880
 
2009-08-19 8:03:10 PM  
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Garður lighthouse, Iceland. Date visible on front.

 
2009-08-19 8:03:24 PM  
Folsom Powerhouse

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Built in 1895, it was a 3 mega-Watt hydroelectric plant that sent power 22 miles downstream to Sacramento, CA. Reportedly, this was the first time such a thing had been attempted.
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2009-08-19 8:03:53 PM  
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2/2 Mayan ruins at Tulum, Mexico. Created around 1200 AD.

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2009-08-19 8:03:56 PM  
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Fence around Georgian Court University. The university turned 100 this year but it was a private estate before it was a school so the fence is over 100 yrs old.
 
2009-08-19 8:04:05 PM  
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Ernemann Camera circa 1907
 
2009-08-19 8:04:23 PM  
Generator, Folsom Powerhouse

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One of the four 750kW generators installed in the Folsom Powerhouse. Each one is hooked to a drive shaft that passes through a hole in the wall to the turbine.
 
2009-08-19 8:04:42 PM  
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John Moulton barn in Grand Teton National Park, part of the Mormon Row of barns and homesteads from 1889.

 
2009-08-19 8:04:49 PM  
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one of the more ornate finials on top of the same fencing
 
2009-08-19 8:04:52 PM  
 
2009-08-19 8:05:21 PM  
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Lighthouse Burgh Haamstede 1840
 
2009-08-19 8:05:44 PM  
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peeling paint on the old jackson/prospertown school house circa 1830
 
2009-08-19 8:07:00 PM  
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Traditional outfit 1800's - Zeeland

/model is regrettably a few years shy of 100
 
2009-08-19 8:07:14 PM  
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My wife's collection of commemorative spoons from the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (Chicago World's Fair).

 
2009-08-19 8:07:20 PM  
Generator, Folsom Powerhouse

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Close-up of one of the four 750kW generators installed in the Folsom Powerhouse.
 
2009-08-19 8:07:30 PM  
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Original Wheel on Iron Ore Car - Chapin Mine - Late 1800

 
2009-08-19 8:08:29 PM  
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2009-08-19 8:10:11 PM  
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2009-08-19 8:12:53 PM  
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Revolutionary war era canon

Fort Phoenix State Park
 
2009-08-19 8:14:04 PM  
Rock out with your c*ck out. (Sedona)

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2009-08-19 8:14:05 PM  
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High Top Shoes From 1901
Chapin Mine Museum

 
2009-08-19 8:14:32 PM  
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2009-08-19 8:15:50 PM  
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2009-08-19 8:16:06 PM  
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Crystal Mill, also called the Lost Horse Mill, was a powerhouse on the Crystal River near Marble, Colorado. Built in 1893, the mill provided pneumatic power to nearby mines.

 
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