Posts tagged ‘kodachrome’

Lois Poolside, Kodachrome Slide [1971]

Lois, Poolside

Courtesy of The Pie Shops, which recently bought a 2000-slide collection showing Rex & Lois (last name unknown) as they traveled around the Western US and Mexican in the 1960s and 70s.

Love her sunglasses.

If I didn’t know this was taken in 1971, I would almost be convinced into thinking it was more recent!

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Space Needle on Kodachrome [ca. 1980]

Space Needle - Kodachrome Slide

Seattle’s Space Needle is immediately recognizable as a city icon…at least to the folks around here.  But when I bought this slide from an eBayer in Arizona, it was described as “35mm Slide Parking Lot w/ Tower.”  Never heard it called a tower, but we can go with that.  Besides: If it had been labeled as “Space Needle” the photo would have sold before I got to it!

This Kodakchrome slide is not dated; I would time it circa late 1970s or early 1980s.  The SkyLine level – added 100-foot up in 1982 – does not appear on the structure.  Cars in the scene include a Plymouth Volare, 1963-ish Ford Falcon, BMW 320i and Volvo station wagon.  The structure behind the man’s head is the track for the Monorail – another Seattle icon.

If you can’t get enough of the Space Needle, take a look at its timeline on Intersect.  Also, check out some of the Space Needle shots I’ve taken over the years:

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615

A Girl and Her Trike – 1967

Little Red Trike in Kodachrome [1967]

The stunning Mrs. BelRedRoad is seen here in the backyard of her Aunt and Uncle’s home in Edmonds WA, with Granddad firing up the grill for some meat.  Looking closely at this Kodachrome slide, probably taken by her Grandmother, one notices the trike isn’t just red. It’s Metallic Dark Red with a good amount of Sixties metalflake in the paint.

Pretty righteous!

Mrs. BelRedRoad can also be seen in the following:

Little Red Car on Kodachrome [1968]

A Girl and Her Bike [1970]

Monkees Lunch Box [1967]

Father-In-Law was a Cool Traveler in `64

Recently a bag of slides appeared in the mail from my wife’s aunt. The note said, “Thought you might like these slides from Grandmother’s collection. I’ve had these for several years!” The bag was truly a treasure trove of memories, depicting my wife’s parent in their twenties around the time that she was born.

Best of all, many of them were Kodachrome and still had the rich colors the media type was known for.

This slide was taken somewhere in Oregon or Washington, while the wife’s family was on a camping trip. She would have been just a month old at that point. The car – possibly a 1962 Pontiac – was owned by her grandparents. The Security Traveler “canned ham” trailer: pure Sixties righteousness. My father-in-law, ever thin as he is today, takes a drag off his Marlboro and looks pensively into his Dad’s camera. I love the design in his shirt, and the pencil-thin pants.  The clothes and the stance depict the essence of cool.  While he no longer smokes, to this day he stands in the same way.

And so does my brother-in-law!

Little Red Car on Kodachrome [1968]

Red Car on Kodachrome

Something tells me this little red rally car outside of Novato CA has something to do with my wife’s love for the color red.

She’s also a car nut. That kind of stuff is nurtured from an early age, and since she grew up around a gearhead Dad it’s no surprise that she takes to cars with spirit and character.

This Kodachrome slide from 1968 proves it!

Novato California – October 1968

Novato California - October 1968

Kodachrome slide of my in-laws’ home in Novato CA, while they were stationed in San Francisco during the late 1960s. Father-in-law’s 1965 Pontiac Lemans (326 / 4-speed) sits in the driveway.

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