Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Is it Chopin, or is it Memorex?

This is said to be a photograph of Frederic Chopin, the famed composer, shortly after his death. The owner says it's legitimate. If so, it would be only the third known image of the composer in existence.

Photographer and gallery owner Wladyslaw Zhukhovsky claims that he acquired a Daguerreotype image of the composer on his deathbed in 1849 from a Scottish collector.

Check out this video from Reuters:



The photo is said to have been taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson, the noted 19th Century French photographer.

Many believe it is a hoax and that the photo is a fake.

Stay tuned to this one.

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