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Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:13:30 -0500
Archived: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:31:45 -0500
Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul
>To: <post.nul
>Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:50:35 -0400
>Subject: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'


>Tony Bragalia has 'determined' that Trent hoaxed his photos
>because more photos on the same roll of film* show his 9 year-
>old son standing on a ladder in the same yard with the same
>cloud cover.


>Supplied by The Norm

>See also:


>Supplied by Rich Hansen

>The inference being that that Trent, being the professional
>photographer and f/x genius that he was, had been graphing out
>the scenario of the placement of some model using his son to
>discover the force perspective of the shot so that he could use
>his fixed lensed Brownie Camera to perpetrate a hoax.


Hello Don and List,

Here you will find the original Life Magazine article and the
two pretty clear Trent photos published on June 26 1950 (page


Here you will find the photo of the Trent son on a stepladder:


Of course, you'll get extremely good views of the originals on
Bruce Maccabee's site:


Please observe the bush behind the shed: in the Trent photos, you
can easily see the landscape through the bush.

Not so on the stepladder shot: the bush is much more dense.

The same can be said about the line of bushes growing in the

Conclusion: the stepladder picture was taken much later in the
season and could not have served as a "test" for an hoax.

Furthermore, there is the format of the films.

If the stepladder photos I see and the pictures displayed on
Maccabee's site have not been cropped, then they don't come from
the same roll of film.

Vincent Boudreau

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