The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#40)

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.

I've recently become obsessed with vintage photo slides from the 1950s and 1960s. You can find some beautifully clear images with vibrant colors.

I particularly enjoy this delightful Kodachrome image of a man and his dog. The box that it came in was labeled 1962. 

Man's Best Friend

American singer and songwriter Paul Simon sang a little ditty about this amazing photography format.



  • 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 for more information.

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