Hopefully this is the right place for this question. I remember a few years back a thread in GQ (I think) about a black and white photograph taken during a war, after a battle I believe. Possibly the Civil War, possibly the Boer War, not sure. I suppose it could possibly be WWI, but I don’t think it could have been later than that.
The thread discussion revolved about the veracity of the photograph, and whether it was a genuine shot or one that had been staged by the photographer. I think one of the reasons it was considered possibly staged was the placement of a large number of cannonballs embedded in the dirt.
I also remember that the original link for this site involved a website that was devoted to analyzing such pictures. It was a fascinating historical site that taught a lot about photography and verifying historical accuracy. There was a lot of back and forth between the historian and some researchers regarding proof and so on.
I’ve been dying to find this website again because there were lots of other examples of factfinding that I wanted to read. Also, it’d be interesting to see if any more details about this photograph have cropped up (pardon the pun).
Does anyone else remember this? I remember it being one of the best examples of how educational the SDMB and the web in general can be.