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Publication numberUS2080312 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1937
Filing dateFeb 2, 1935
Priority dateFeb 2, 1935
Publication numberUS 2080312 A, US 2080312A, US-A-2080312, US2080312 A, US2080312A
InventorsBelden Neeta M
Original AssigneeBelden Neeta M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Picture production
US 2080312 A
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May 11, 1937. J. P. HIGH PICTURE PRODUCTION Filed Feb. 2. 1955 YJAMES B aaxw ATTORNEY.

Patented May 11, 1937 our TED STATES PICTURE PRQDUG'EIOm H 7 James P. High, Wichita, Kansi; -NeetaM'.Beldenadministratrix of said James P. High, de-

ceased Application February 2, 1935, Serial No. 4,687

2 Claims.

My invention relates to improvements in picture production.

The object of my invention is to produce the water portion of a scenery through the medium 5 of a mirror.

A further object of my invention is to produce the water scene of a landscape picture through the medium of a mirror by removing that portion from the canvas or card on which the scenery is painted or printed, in other words skeletonizing the picture so that the said skeleton may be placed upon a sheet like structure such as a mirror or other highly polished sheet like structure having a smooth surface or otherwise specifically formed wholly or in part to produce a desired effect.

A still further object of my invention is to produce a picture and fragmentize the same by removing that portion relating to the water scene and sever the landscape portion on a horizontal plane by a straight line out so that the landscape portions may be moved to or from each other varying the width of the water scene.

A still further object of my invention is to produce a picture relating to landscape scenery having a sky feature, and to remove the original sky effect, the picture is out along contour of the horizon, whereby a desired sky is produced by affixing the picture to the surface of opalescent glass producing blue sky and clouds or either effect individually and by adopting such production, the use of a mirror is not eliminated for the water scene that may be in the picture and furthermore the surface of the opalescent may be polished, ground or diecast.

These and other objects will hereinafter be more fully explained, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which like characters will apply to like parts in the different views.

Referring to the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a view of a landscape picture.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the picture taken on line 2-2 in Fig. 1. My invention herein disclosed consists of a landscape picture comprising a stream or body of water I, dividing or positioned in the landscape scenery produced from nature or may be fanciful and having the usual sky feature 2, there being a defined horizon 3 between the sky and the land or water at the discretion of artist or nature production, the said picture may be applied to canvas, cardboard or other structure as indicated by numeral 4, the said structure being positioned on another structure 5, the latter being a reflective element preferably a glass mirror, or may be produced by highly polished metal or other substance, it will also be conceded that the said elements may be clear or tinted in color to produce effects other than that of nature, furthermore with respect to the sky feature certain color production is desired as referred in one of the above objects.

As previously stated, the picture being produced upon. an element of desired material is applied to the surface of a mirror and being secured in close contact by adhesive substance or supported securely by a transparent element placed thereover, the latter having means of connection to the mirror by being placed within a frame and secured by the usual backing employed, the frame and backing not shown in the drawing as they are not essential to this invention.

It is also provided in this invention that a mirror may be applied to the back of the landscape portion and opalescent glass of desired color and figure applied to the sky effect, the mirror may be clear or color tinted, the surface thereof may be smooth, rippled or other variation, it being understood that either adoption with respect to sky or water may be applied individually,

As heretofore stated in one of the objects, should a stream or other body of water terminate with respect to visibility in the background of the picture, the said picture may be severed on a horizontal line starting at the point of stream disappearance and extending through to the outer margin of the picture as shown at A, thereby dividing the land feature in two parts for the purpose of moving to and from each other on a horizontal plane to vary the width of the Water scene, this arrangement is adaptable to fanciful pictures, however the same may be applied to pictures of nature, but not so advised as a deception would be the result unless the artist erred in the conception but in all events, the dividing point must be positioned to avoid severing of a vertically portrayed object such as trees, or other objects, avoiding disalignment thereof, while small closely positioned objects such as grass, shrubs or the like will not effect the picture materially, the marginal edges of the picture to be trimmed after the sliding movement of the land features are made, and such other modifications may be employed as lie within the scope of the appended claims.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In picture production, a picture consisting of land, water and sky scene, one portion of the land scene adjacent the water scene being severed on a horizontal plane to move the land portion, the sever extending from one marginal side of the picture to a point inward where the water scene ends in the blackground of said picture, by which means the width of the water scene may be varied without interrupting the contour where the land scene and water scene meet, and the scenery along the sever being of such detail that the movement of the said portion of land scene will not detract from the picture along the sever line.

2. In picture production of the class described, comprising a river, land and sky scene, one portion of the land scene adjacent the river scene being severed in straight alignment, horizontally JAMES P. HIGH.

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U.S. Classification428/189, 446/147, 472/63, 40/1, 428/76, 446/219, 428/190, 428/191
International ClassificationB44F1/04, B44F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB44F1/04
European ClassificationB44F1/04