|Wally made this panorama of the Alexandria waterfront from three images|
It was a wonderful presentation. Wally literally had the audience gasping in amazment as he showed some of the details in the high resolution photos available from the LoC and other places. He also showed examples of how he does detective work to identify photos, locations, dates and other details through cross correlation of photos and original documents.
The advance billing for the talk said some of the photos had never been published and indeed, there were several that I have never seen before.
Some highlights that I noted included.
A photo of an engine parked in front of the Wilkes Street tunnel showed a large light mounted on the tender. I don't think I have ever seen a shot showing a back-up light on the tender. That was cool.
He presented a shot of the Alexandria, Loudon and Hampshire engine terminal that showed the view from the east to the west. It had a lot of good detail of the AL&H terminal. Anyone modeling the AL&H needs to get a copy of this photo. Wally did not mention the source of that photo.
The presentation was chock full of interesting information. It was well worth attending.