The Library of Congress is brimming with flawless daguerreotype photographs that give us a pristine look into the state of things over the past two centuries. Now that's great and all, but perhaps even more incredible are the ones that succumbed to the 200 years of damage and decay.
Before the advent of color photography, it was common for black and white photos to be retouched with paints. The "hand-coloring" technique was used with frequency until around 1940. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll dust it off.
Follow the 16th President of the United States from his meteoric rise to his untimely demise in stunning stereoscope!: Gullah Women of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, prepare sea island cotton for the ginning mills of the Alex. Knox Plantation near Charleston in the ca. 1864 photograph by George N.…