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Ralph C. Cinque

What is the incidence of flipped, reversed images?

How often does it happen that photos get reversed, flipped from right to left, in traditional photography? I mean by accident, not on purpose. And I mean within the realm of professional photographers.
The reason I ask is because I found three images of Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy's alleged assassin, and these images are reversed, where it's the mirror image. For instance, they each show his right eye as traumatized when it was really his left eye that got injured. I am trying to determine whether the reversals happened by accident or on purpose.
Are there any knowledgable opinions about this? Thank you.

Here is one of the flipped images. Again, thank you.

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6/26/2012 4:03:41 AM

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