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Author Topic: Bi-plane with Star of David and German markings -- help identify please!  (Read 33351 times)
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« Reply #20 on: 23 April 2011, 22:20:20 »
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I think there is an interest in all things of WW1 especially now that there are no participants left.

As far as conserving pictures go I suspect Alan65 may be able to put you on the right track however locally I have taken a large number of photos to the nation army museum for conservation, we have an arrangement where they restore the pictures and provide a copy in return they can display the originals.

The pictures however remain in the family name they are just on sort of a "permanent" loan.
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« Reply #21 on: 24 April 2011, 00:05:12 »
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Just spoke to my dad he says, "His Grandfather was NOT shot down BUT FOURCED down by a, Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8." (Whatever that means?) Again my father says. "My great grandfathers plane was sent to England and is intact. My great grandfathers plane is a Pfalz D-3-160 Hp Mercedes. It is in a museum near Cardiff, England."
My dad also said, "He has more pics of Adolpf Marx & Georg Hecht together."
     Hope this helps you guys, I was able to answer your questions.  I suck at history..!!!
 
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« Reply #22 on: 24 April 2011, 02:40:31 »
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"His Grandfather was NOT shot down BUT FORCED down by a Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8." (Whatever that means?) -snip-"

Refering to a/c type it means this:





If "whatever that means" does not refer to the type of a/c but to the "having been forced down" then it translates to the attacking a/c descending on the defensless victim plane from above, literally "pushing" it down towards the ground (wheels-on-wing directly or indirectly by physical blocking any other CoA), a common practice in WWI if the victim a/c was out of ammo or fuel or had mech probs.

FWIW,

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« Reply #23 on: 26 April 2011, 00:25:11 »
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Here's my problem, after Whitey (Georg Hecht) died, my grandmom put these pics in her garage. The pics are clumped together in a mass. When I tried to pull them apart I torn some of the pics. If ANYBODY can tell me how to take these apart without any more damage. I will send copies of these shots to you & Wikipedia.


Thanks for the information, Brad!

As far as handling the pictures and/or restoring them, it depends on the nature of the problem (water damage?  mold/mildew?) A tear isn't a big problem compared to the film itself disintegrating and 'gluing' the pictures together. In some cases they will be a total loss; in some cases, a professional can help get them apart, restored, scanned and stored properly. 

Please send a PM is you wish and I can help you find an institution in your area. 
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« Reply #24 on: 26 April 2011, 00:27:07 »
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Yes, leave that in the hands of a professional: Separating pix and negatives is a long process that needs controlled environment (temperature and humidity) and patience.

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