OLD KODACHROMES: Can Anyone Add to These Links?

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by landrum_kelly, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. After receiving a couple of links from friends and relatives via e-mail, it occurred to me that it would be nice to get a collection of such links on one thread if possible:
    Thanks to anyone who could help add some more links.
  2. See the top right on the first page of the Shorpy.com site (above) for access to the search engine on that site.
  3. Here are more large format (4" by 5") Kodachrome transparencies on the Shorpy.com site:
  4. For that matter, almost all the older images in my portfolio here, and in the portfolios of many other long-term photographers, are Kodachrome. To be sure, most are 35mm slides, not 6cm or 4x5.
  5. FWIW, Landrum's third link is one that I had posted after I had received the images and captions in an email. I added picture credits when I could find them (even though the pictures are in the public domain). Eventually I learned that the collection was assembled by jonnygunn at the Daily Kos. On my Historic Kodachrome Images page, I replaced the link to my google site with a link to the original article:
    America Before Pearl Harbor - Early Kodachrome Images

    I'm still adding links as I find them.
  6. Mr. Kelly…
    You can go here:
    Follow the subject index to see the pictures of interest to you. If you tap on the picture icon it will get a little larger and give you the choice of viewing/downloading a fair sized .jpg or full sized .tif. Most all are 3x4 and 4x5 sheets. There are a few 35mm. In the WWII area alone there are 1948 downloadable examples.
    That should keep your modem busy for a while!
    A. T. Burke
  7. Thanks to everyone for trying. I know that no single thread could possibly contain all the possible links, but at least you guys have linked to some quality work. It is a beginning for anyone doing a search for old shots made with Kodachrome.
  8. I love those old pics, especially the Boeing 309 Stratoliner. Unfortunately it wasn't as reliable as that old workhorse, the DC3. When war broke out there was an ad that said "The Stratoliner has gone to war" that was pasted on an American Airlines wall. Someone had added "Thank God!"

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