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The determination of whether to admit photographs is within the discretion of the trial judge because he is in the best position to determine their relevance and accuracy. Richardson v. Gregory, 108 U.S.App.D.C. 263, 267, 281 F.2d 626, 630 (1960); Mann v. Robert C. Marshall, Ltd., D.C.App., 227 A.2d 769, 771 (1967). However, Professor McCormick has stated the guidelines for determining admissibility as follows: [The] prime condition on admissibility is that the photograph be identified by a witness as a portrayal of certain facts relevant to the issue, and verified by such a witness on personal knowledge as a correct representation of these facts. The witness who thus lays the foundation need not be the photographer nor need the witness know anything of the time or conditions of the taking. It is the facts represented, the scene or the object, that he must know about, and when this knowledge is shown, he can say whether the photograph correctly portrays these facts. . . . [C. McCORMICK, EVIDENCE § 181, at 387 (1954).] 


Other authorities agree that the photographer is not necessary to lay a proper foundation for the admissibility of the proffered photographs. The essential test ...

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