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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:49 PM

color photos from 1930's and 40's



found this awesome link online today

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-501465_162-10011709.html?tag=page

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Reply color photos from 1930's and 40's (Original post)
gabeana Sep 2012 OP
Populist_Prole Sep 2012 #1
dimbear Sep 2012 #3
raccoon Sep 2012 #6
graywarrior Sep 2012 #2
tjwmason Sep 2012 #4
Major Nikon Sep 2012 #8
TreasonousBastard Sep 2012 #5
Bombero1956 Sep 2012 #7

Response to gabeana (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:14 PM

1. Interesting, very good quality. Confused me though:

I was watching some old movies on TCM and I could have sworn the whole world was in black & white in those days. Go figure.

Really though, seeing color makes it more believable somehow; like I could see myself being there without too much a stretch of imagination.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:51 AM

3. Quite a bit of the A part of the world was in color. The B part was black and white. n/t

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:15 PM

6. Same here, somehow it seems as if the pre-me past occurred in black and white. nt

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Response to gabeana (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. Those are great!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to gabeana (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:45 PM

4. Fascinating

Thanks for posting...it took a remarkably long time for the technology to spread.

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Response to tjwmason (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:28 AM

8. The reason was because it was quite expensive

Kodachrome came out in the mid 30's, but both the film and the processing were much more expensive than B&W.

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Response to gabeana (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:45 AM

5. Cool! Who knew the Library of Congress had a Flickr account...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361/

Apparently, these were done on Kodachrome, which was very expensive back then, so the number of chromes was limited.

But, while Kodachrome made color photography available to the (well-off) masses, guess when and where this one was taken:

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Response to gabeana (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:10 AM

7. I've seen some of those images before at this site

http://www.shorpy.com

They have lots of images in color and black & white.

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