File:George Washington Carver c1910 - Restoration.png
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Botanist George Washington Carver. The image has been restored, with dust spots removed, and with levels adjusted to better match his actual skintone. It was quite common for photographers to overrexpose images of darker-skinned people to bring out details, but this was often fixed for publication, and, if uncorrected, has... problematic consequences for how history is imagined.
|Source||Tuskegee University Archives/Museum|
|Author||not listed; restored by Adam Cuerden|
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|current||00:26, 21 October 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (11.59 MB)||Adam Cuerden||c:User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js: *slightly* lighter, while keeping in line with other photos to avoid racelifting|
|01:47, 8 February 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (10.68 MB)||Adam Cuerden|
|04:04, 29 January 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (9.72 MB)||Adam Cuerden||c:User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js: Few additional dust spots removed|
|10:09, 26 January 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (9.72 MB)||Adam Cuerden||c:User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js: Match against original to judge saturation (adjustments to levels generally increase saturation.)|
|10:03, 26 January 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (9.59 MB)||Adam Cuerden||c:User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js: I'm a little worried that Carver is, based on other evidence, a lot darker skinned than this somewhat underexposed image shows, so... this is more adjustment than I'd normally do, but think it's justified?|
|07:28, 26 January 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (10.78 MB)||Adam Cuerden||c:User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js: That was File:George Washington Carver by Frances Benjamin Johnston.png - Upload correct image|
|07:26, 26 January 2016||3,434 × 4,192 (6.07 MB)||Adam Cuerden||c:User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js: Level tweaks|
|07:25, 26 January 2016||2,700 × 3,379 (8.83 MB)||Adam Cuerden||Cleanup|
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