Grandfather's Slides (56k warning)

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  1. MissMia

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    I did a quick scan of a few my grandfather's Kodachrome slides. I have thousands to go thru. I will purchase a better scanner in the near future. Just thought you might like to see them.
     
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    That was one hell of a film. I miss it.

    Some of the shots may well have historical value. It might be worth your trouble contacting the Smithsonian Institution or even the Air Force.
     
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    Excellent, thank you for posting. I'd heard of Kodachrome of course, but couldn't really link the name to a type of image until I started Googling for it a few days ago. It is pretty distinctive, isn't it? Your grandfather's slides are great!
     
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    These are wonderful. Seems he was quite a photographer. Can't wait to see more.
     
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    Love Kodachrome , so clear and the colour is just awesome, he took great photos also. Can't wait to see more.
     
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    Awesome shots. Thanks for sharing... hope to see more!

    Just an FYI, and a show of my nerdiness.. being a tank nerd, I can't help but notice that first pic can't be from '42. The type of suspension (HVSS) and tracks that are on it didn't come out until '44.
     
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    Kodachrome was developed by two PhDs, Godansky and Mannes. The humor at the time was that the film is the best that God and man can produce.
     
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    Thanks everyone. My crappy scanner doesn't do them justice.

    Thank you for catching that! I took the info off of the wrong slide.

    My grandfather was a tank commander in WWII under MacArthur. He and his twin brother lead the two spearheads into Manila.
     
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    Wow, what a treasure you have in your hands. Your grandfather knew what he was doing. Love the colors. Great compositions.
     
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    Those are some pretty amazing shots. 1-3 interest me the most, I love to see the people. I agree with the poster above, they may have some historical value so it may be worth your time to contact a museum or whoever deals with that.

    This kind of thing is fun. I recently found some of my dad's old kodachromes and put them through the scanner, though I'll say they're not nearly as interesting as these.
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words. I wish I had been old enough to learn photography from him before he passed.

    Funny that you mentioned that. My husband says I should turn everything over to a museum, but I'd like to go thru it first. I've thought about putting a book together of his photos and writings from his war diary and his letters home. It's just such an overwhelming amount of stuff to go thru and match up.
     
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    Looks like grandpa had a good eye. Give the museum a copy of the scans.
     

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