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Dimensions4540 x 3024
Original file size13.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Dec-14 08:33
Date modified14-Feb-15 14:26
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length78 mm
Focal length (35mm)117 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/60 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
OPPOSING FLAGS (Lincoln Highway Chester WV)

OPPOSING FLAGS (Lincoln Highway Chester WV)

This was the northernmost point of the Confederacy. It was in Virginia until West Virginia was created from it in 1863. From here the country's northern border (on Lake Erie) is just 90 miles away.

This was the northernmost point for slavery in the eastern US leading up to and during the Civil War. Segregation and extensive Jim Crow laws prevailed in WV for a century afterward.

So the opposing flags are somehow appropriate, although they appear to be used as draperies. The Confederate side suffers the indignity of broken glass...and the Lincoln Highway.