The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#41)

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

My obsession with vintage Kodachrome photo slides continues. The rich colors and crisp images are astounding. 

This image came from a set of 12 that appeared to be taken by a very skilled photographer. The slides themselves were in pristine condition as well. The "red bordered" Kodachrome slides give us an indication of the date they were taken, the early to mid 1950s.

Fisherman - 1950s

Here is  photo of the lot that was posted on eBay.

 "Red Bordered" Kodachrome photo slide set from the 1950s

"Red Bordered" Kodachrome photo slide set from the 1950s

Here are a couple of others from that same set:

 "Chow Time" 1950s

"Chow Time" 1950s

 "Smiles for Miles" 1950s

"Smiles for Miles" 1950s

Questions:

  • Do you have any photo slides hiding in you basement or attic?
  • What do you think, wonder, or feel as you go through them?
  • How has the digital age (e.g., smartphones and computers) change how we capture and share images of our families and histories, for better and worse?

Do you have an old photograph or a genealogical story that you would like to share? I am happy to consider guest submissions for possible Pic of the Week or other blog posts in the future. Send an email to info@psychogenealogist.com for more information.

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