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Old 09-22-2006, 10:23 PM
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Operation Photo Rescue - New Photo

This appears to be the young lads confirmation day but what is on the mantle? I see a book maybe, but the round thing? Any thing you can help with would be appreciated. I've only just started.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:53 AM
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candy,

not real sure but it seems to be a box in front of a candelabra of some sort.

you do pick the easy ones, dont you

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Old 09-23-2006, 08:49 AM
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The hard ones make me take the books out more, Craig. I'm always striving to improve if for no one else but me. I've heard it said that it isn't "practice makes perfect" it is "perfect practice makes perfect" and "success is directly proportional to the errors one has made"...... and boy have I made a bu** load!

I like your thoughts on the object. I had someone else say a pendulum and then there was modern art, another said perhaps it was something at the top of a staircase.... I do know that I can restore it but wouldn't it be nice to know what the heck it is? LOL
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:21 AM
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Looks like the boy is holding a box with a Rosary hanging out of it.
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:19 AM
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yes, i wondered about something hanging, a pendulum or whatever, but the box part seems to be sitting firmly on the mantle. the white part sticking up definitely looks like a tapered candle, except right where it joins the other part and then i'm not sure. i tried to see a part where the 'candle' would be in a holder, but couldnt make one out.

i'm also not sure if the roundish, 'modern art' part is attached to the box part or not. it might be at the top of the box and then curve around and go behind the box on the camera left side.

i'm afraid cleaning it up the little bit that i did didnt help much either.

and dee dee is right about the rosary but what bugs me is his mostly missing left hand. that's going to be tricky. i think i can see his left cuff and a bit of wrist but the rest is almost indistinguishable and is going to have to be reconstructed.

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Old 09-23-2006, 10:29 AM
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the large rope and the staircase, makes me wonder if maybe it is sometype of bell attachment, else is it a small art deco mirror? The thickness or weight of the cord makes me think it either needs to bear weight or needs strength over distance
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:30 AM
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Bible and Rosary

I knew that it was a rosary because I grew up in a Catholic town, as for the other object, I think that it might have been what the rosary came in since he is sharing the rosary in the picture. I, also, see a faint outline of the left hand and you're right...... it's going to be tricky!!!

Lovin' ya'lls input.... thanks very very much!!!
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:44 PM
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Well, I think there are the steps of the staircase! (right side of the photo)
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:15 PM
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It is probably the way the damage forms a pattern, but in addition to a rosary it looks to me like the subject is holding some type of animal. I see a white mask, two eyes and a nose. If he was holding such, it would explain where his left had is--supporting the animal. Maybe I just need a new opthomologist.

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Old 09-23-2006, 10:27 PM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue - New Photo

sorry, i dont see a staircase. i see a window with some outdoors stuff showing through on the right and a LOT of stain that is inclined like a staircase, but no staircase.

as for the 'rope', it seems to have a taper. cords and ropes wouldnt likely have a taper.

hehe, ya gotta love a good mystery

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