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Rare colour photos from slides

Post by danet » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:08 am

I had this email sent to me, and the photos are truly captivating. Click on link below for some amazing old photos (1939-1943), in real colour which captures the reality of life in those harder times, these photos were reproduced from slides.

These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

Oh yes, a link usually helps doesn't it :D Thanks Pooter. Try this link below.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/20 ... 1939-1943/

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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by Pooter » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:22 pm

Sorry, can't find the link.

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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by Mr Smith » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:28 am

As soon as I saw those photos I recognised that they would almost certainly
have been taken using Kodak Ektachrome Transparency Film. The photos
are identical in quality to what used to be in the "National Geographic"
magazine where nearly all photos they used were shot with Ektachrome.
The film was used because it had a higher ASA (ISO) rating than
Kodachrome so was more versatile. I used to get some photos made from
my transparencies back in the 1960s but I used Kodachrome film. I'm not
sure if you can still get the Ektachrome these days. I've always liked the
colours and texture of Ektachrome photos.
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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by sherri » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:05 pm

I really enjoyed those. I have been trying to analyse which shots appealed the most and came to the conclusion that for me, the ones with people or buildings in them did it. People going about their everyday business, or standing outside a shop, Bombers being made....

There was a nice enough sunset photo in there but I didn't want 'artistic', I wanted to see what the people were doing, how they were dressed and that sort of thing.
Which leads me to wonder... what photos of our world right now will be of most interest to people in 2080. Probably the everyday scenes most of us never bother to photograph because they are so 'ordinary'. :D

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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by Pilot » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:05 pm

Fantastic shots, its a little sad to think that all but a few of the subjects will now be dead. :(
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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by westoelad » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:17 pm

Fascinating record of American social history, I must have looked through them at least four times. One of the comments below the pictures cites the John Stienbeck book The Grapes Of Wrath and the years of the great depression and I totaly agree, I have book marked this site for further viewings.

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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by Blue... » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:44 am

jexcellent find danet... :D

seemed to be a lot of beer signs in pictures and in one particular shot there were four shops on a row... BEER, CAFE, d*ugs, BEER... how cool is that place.. :lol:

i rewatched the series "all the rivers run" just recently.. it was fantastic... but anyways... at one time while sailing up the river on their paddle steamer the river got too low so they had to wait a few weeks for the water to rise again... while there they met a famer and his wife... they were in draught and there was nothing for miles and miles... everything was dead and you really felt how bad it was.. it was an excellent capture of how harsh outback austrlaia can be..
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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by Pooter » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:18 pm

The colour certainly brings these photos to life.

There are also some other tremendous photos on this site particularly the WW2 and Vietnam ones.

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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by ralph » Sun May 29, 2011 8:58 pm

What stunning photos, so good that everyone who has commented picked up on what I felt about them - great social history records - great link!

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Re: Rare colour photos from slides

Post by danet » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:39 am

I am pleased you enjoyed viewing those photos in that link Ralph, and I just had another look at them. They are truly amazing, for that era, particularly being outdoor photos of everyday life, those photographers sure did have some talent and foresight, and a good eye for photography back then, even now, with all the technology and info at our fingertips, and compare it to back then, they were truly brilliant.

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