Tag: Train

  • Technicolor Trains, circa 1972

    Technicolor Trains, circa 1972

    The 35mm slides from today’s blog post are in Technicolor frames. Technicolor was a large lab authorised by Kodak to develop their Kodachrome film material using the approved process. This simply means that all Technicolor framed slides are actually Kodachromes and one can expect the advantages of longeavtity. The 5 slides from circa Nov 1972…

  • Train, Portraits, 1972

    Train, Portraits, 1972

    This box only had 5 Ektachrome slides left. According to the date, these are taken between June-August 1972. Two train images somewhere in the Glenbrook, CA area. “Glenbrook”¬†is a former settlement in Nevada County,¬†California, located near Grass Valley. It was listed on an official map as of 1949. Joel captured this detail fo the lantern…

  • The Flying Scotsman, April 1972

    The Flying Scotsman, April 1972

    We’re a bit behind looking at the color images Joel made in various formats. Color photography was for the longest time considered a pass-time for tourists and amateur photographers. The printing technology was not there and fading or shifting of colors was the standard. This didn’t keep Joel from experimenting with color and the different…

  • Smith Canal and RR Tracks, JFC

    Smith Canal and RR Tracks, JFC

    Continuing the scanning of the Jessica Fong Collection sleeves. This time the content of the sleeve had no date on it, just a note to print the contents at 11×14″ enlargement. In spite of lack of a date, there’s a few things to note. First of all, Joel is after “fine-art” images to print, sell…

  • Gratitude Train, Box 90, 1949

    Gratitude Train, Box 90, 1949

    When we discussed the “Friendship Train” images from 1947, we briefly mentioned the French “Merci Train” response. In Box 90, I found a few negatives of the Merci or Gratitude Train visiting Stockton in 1949. The 49 boxcars, one for each state arrived in Virginia on Feb 3, 1949, and left for the ride to…