ACL Kodachromes Part VIII

Another round of Kodachrome photos from the ACL collection. More fishing and lots of posing in this set. Fishing seems to have been a huge pastime, or it just was with people that shot Kodachrome. I should also point out that the husky gent with all of the camera equipment around his neck in the third photo is one of the people that took a lot of these pictures.

More ACL Kodachromes here.

Comments on “ACL Kodachromes Part VIII

    Small Town Boy on September 29, 2010 5:09 PM:

    Love the muskies, the old Johnson (outboard that is), and the colours are, as always, incredible.

    Jared on September 29, 2010 5:09 PM:

    This continues to be amongst the most inspired projects I’ve seen in some time. It would make an excellent coffee table book.

    Oliver on September 29, 2010 5:32 PM:

    My first two rolls Kodachrome should be in from Dwayne’s this week, ready for scanning. I can’t wait to see teh results.

    nick on September 29, 2010 5:41 PM:

    you look just like picture #6!

    I echo the above as well. Two nice essays, 146 well selected photos.

    Nick Gill on September 29, 2010 6:34 PM:

    Khromes rule!
    Seriously, sumptuous photos. I wonder if they took that ‘look’ for granted in the era, or enjoyed those tones as much as we do? I suspect they strived for the high fidelity we enjoy freely today, which doesn’t seem so desirable in some ways.

    Paul on September 29, 2010 6:37 PM:

    Again, I love this series of Kodachrome – you can see the “life” in these photos.

    Oliver on September 29, 2010 7:02 PM:

    I’m sure you’re aware of it, but that guy in the 3rd image is using a stereo camera. If you are finding a lot of slides that seem to be duplicates, they are most likely taken from a stereo camera and are viewable in 3D. You can easily make animated gifs out of them and show them on ACL if you wanted (sure they look wiggly, but they are still kind of a fun way to mix things up). Examples:

    Robert on September 29, 2010 10:40 PM:

    Awesome pictures…..I am one of those people that prefers film over digital–I am getting out the Argus seventy-five, trimming down some 220 rolls, and going to the country.
    Thanks for the inspirational posts.

    Scott G on September 29, 2010 10:46 PM:

    I love this series. No doubt the fine exposures of most of these is a result of the external light meter hanging at the photographer’s waist. I have a ton of old Kodachromes from my parents and grandparents and this series has inspired me to box up some of my favorites and send them to Scan Cafe.

    Jeff on September 30, 2010 12:41 AM:

    Great photos. Where were they taken? Northern Wisconsin? Upper Peninsula?

    Philip on September 30, 2010 6:27 AM:

    Really been enjoying this series. Thanks guys.

    Helen B on September 30, 2010 9:22 AM:

    Great pictures.

    Oliver has already mentioned the stereo camera in picture 3. It’s one of the Stereo Realist models made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, some of which are still in regular use (I use one).

    Ray T on September 30, 2010 9:51 AM:

    I love the Kodachrome photos! I’ve always enjoyed anything from a different era in color. It brings everything to life, unlike black and white, which just makes everything seem old and historic. I’ve been asking around my family to find out if there are any family photos shot in color. It’s cool to see photos of other people, but imagine what it would be like if you actually knew some of the people!

    mike on September 30, 2010 10:22 AM:

    It just struck me that most of the guys in those pictures are pretty overweight. I had thought that weight was a more modern problem, but those guys looked pretty happy and healthy despite it.

    HB on September 30, 2010 10:29 AM:

    Absolutely love these pics, I’m an old lake bum. the boats, docks, outboards are awesome in color! thanks

    Makaga on September 30, 2010 12:47 PM:

    Great eye, Oliver and Helen B..
    I know you used to be able to buy 3D viewers, where the corresponding slides would go into. One slide per eye. And, then you would hold the viewer up to a light and peer through it for a simple 3D effect. Does anyone know if these are still available?

    Todd on September 30, 2010 1:16 PM:

    It’s nice to know that there once was a time when people weren’t covered in corporate logos from head to foot.

    jbjones on September 30, 2010 5:13 PM:

    in those days going outdoorsy meant taking off your jacket & tie. ah wilderness!

    Helen B on October 1, 2010 11:12 AM:

    There are refurbished vintage and new slide viewers available, mostly for slides mounted as stereo pairs. Here’s one source: They look stunning, of course. You can also get ‘Holmes’ stereoscopes for stereo cards – this is what I use.

    Gordon Ye Ole General Store on October 1, 2010 2:58 PM:

    Love these pictures. I can smell the wet fish!

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