In Eduard von Grützner's painting Vor der Brotzeit, the monk has something in his hand. What is it?
In the next day or two, I'll be getting some microfiche via ILL for an academic project. Ideally, I'd be able to digitize portions (50-100pp, probably) of them for future use in a way more efficient (and cheaper...) than printing out paper copies and scanning them. I have a Nikon D80 with a 50mm f/1.8 and a 105mm f/2.8 (I think) and a tripod, an iPad 3, a MacBook Pro, and a grad student budget. My campus has photocopiers that are also flatbed scanners; I'd be able to use one for an extended period of time if necessary. Any suggestions about the best ways to do this?
Do we know how William Mumler created his images? If not, what are the most popular theories today, and what do we know about other spirit photographers?
If you were talking to a 101-year-old person, what would you want to know? [more inside]