70 year old Kodachrome - B-25, Rosie the Riveter, etc

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  1. Luigi59

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    Amazing clarity and colors. Hard to believe they were taken in 1942.

    This link is some of the best of the selections: 4x5 Kodachromes

    The entire collection is here: From the Office of War Information.
     
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    Thanks for the link Luigi!

    So much better than any modern digital camera can do. Resolution doesn't mean a thing if you can't get the colors right.

    When Kodak couldn't figure out how to niche market Kodachrome as a high-end photographic product after the advent of digital photography, bankruptcy wasn't far behind. Let's hope someone buys the rights to produce it again and market it correctly.

    Yes it isn't for everyone, but special photographs deserve the right treatment.
     
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    The bright red lipstick in almost every "Rosie" picture is amazing.

    (click on any picture from the full collection and the larger full resolution version shows)
     

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