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The pictures were Gaffes, work of clever photographers
A conundrum solved, in a way. The picture was real, while the facts were facts, related to the latest CM Conversation on 'Truth in Lying.' Why Jerry Loy remembers right, (as opposed to Remembering Big, as the late James Howard Keltner used to forgive hyperbole of a historical nature). Connell Morrison and Gaffes. Time to a historian. Double entendres from double exposures.
This leaves the bigger mission, locating the Giant Cane Valley tree Gaffe, ongoing. CM Conversation on Truth in Lying ongoing, as well
By Mike Watson
I have searched my files, in vain, I fear, for the Adair County News publication of this legendary photo. I have seen it lately--to me that means within the past half-decade!
The photo was of two Cane Valley residents, names not remembered without the aid of the photo, sitting on a horse or mule. The horse was standing upon a giant stump.
Now, this was a gaffe photo. Connell Morrison, who ran Morrison Studio in Columbia for many years, and a cousin of our mother, showed me a print of the picture once. He said it was a gaffe--a trick of photography, which was popular at the turn of the last century.
One negative--a photo of "you"--was superimposed over another negative--that of a giant (perhaps redwood) stump--a double exposure of sorts.
These were generally made as postcards and any photographer with developing equipment could make one. Often, people had them made while on a vacation, much as we might have and "old west" picture made today...if I find it, I will send it in...someday.--Mike Watson
Comments re article 57938 Letter Says big stump a Giant Redwood or Sequoia
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