Busted out the Ministry of Truth
This image is put in my Richmond Ruins folder, it shows a shell exploding and the official claim is the lucky photographer happened to take the picture at the exact second the shell went off, making it the first explosion photograph. It was the funniest claim I’d seen to date. This was the official narrative since the shot was developed in 1863. The image wasn’t published until 1911, as usual decades after said event, but since day one the angle was that it was the famous first exploding shell picture. I scoffed about it last year and sure enough the narrative has changed to almost ridiculing anyone be so foolish enough to believe such a thing is even possible, and of course to provide excuses for the first guy in 1911 that shared it had “obviously overlooked” technical limitations of photography of the day. That is a showcase example of why they release false evidence later in the timeline
Here is the new caption:
Photo of a John R. Key painting, based on three half stereos taken by George S. Cook inside Fort Sumter on Sept. 8, 1863 and published in The Photographic History of The Civil War (1911). Note: The famous “exploding shell” photo falsely attributed to George Smith Cook is in reality a painting by C.S.A. Lt. John R. Key, based on three half stereos taken by Cook inside Fort Sumter on Sept. 8, 1863. Noted Civil War photo historian and author Bob Zeller of the Center for Civil War photography personally inspected the negative, which is the source for all known “exploding shell” prints, and is archived at the Valentine Richmond History Center. The negative had been carefully masked to show the Key painting only and not the parlor table it sat on, nor the three chairs behind it. Francis Miller’s experts, in compiling The Photographic History of The Civil War, had obviously overlooked the fact that no camera of the time was capable of taking the wide angle depicted.
George Cook was the photographer for the 1886 earthquake. He got the business from his father and passed it to his son
So the picture is used to plug instant photography, a new technology in the Post-Reset timeline. Not only that but it is sponsored by the Daughters of the Confederacy, a scandalous bunch that brought us the Jamestown hoax and rewrote many false narratives for starforts. Dont try to distinguish between groups like Daughters of the Revolution, or the Colonial Dames, they are all a single entity that hides behind compartmentalized fractals.
It was supposed to be the opening shots of the Civil War.
The normie history says the fort was started in 1824 and 50 years later it still wasnt complete. Thats bc they didn’t build it. The artifact was reclaimed.
Ft Sumter’s history and the photographic evidence makes it unclear what exactly happened here. Its a starfort that has been pulverized and rebuilt several times. It’s possible the structure was found ruined and a series of photos of the reconstruction was shown in reverse.