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TheEnds #1 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

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http://pavelkosenko....x5-kodachromes/

All pictures taken between 1940 and 1943. All 70+ years old!

INSANE quality. Never seen wartime photography like this.

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What a cutie!

estoniantoop #2 Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

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Wow, nice quality! Some super high-tech camera? :Smile_veryhappy:

tomogaso #3 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

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I have never seen such Hi Rez photos of that era o.O'

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TheEnds #4 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

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View Postestoniantoop, on 17 August 2012 - 04:52 PM, said:

Wow, nice quality! Some super high-tech camera? :Smile_veryhappy:

Super high-tech film, actually. Though I don't doubt this was a serious photographer with some serious equipment as well.

Kodachrome was one of the first colour films, first marketed in 1935, used professionally until it stopped production in 2010 (!). It's composition and the complex developing process made it so crisp and the colours so goddamn gorgeous.
Seriously, those colours. These pictures are as old as your grandparents and JUST LOOK AT THOSE COLOURS!

That girl with the red pen... Dat hair, dem lips, dose freckles!

TheEnds #5 Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

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Moar hot wimminz!



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Remind anyone of anything?

(Hint, NE corner of Ensk, looking south. But with snow...)

Yag0 #6 Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

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Saw these a while ago , apart from the technical achievement , the composition is brilliant .
Bear in mind that it was taken with 120mm format so yes , would probably still urinate from on high upon most modern digital cams .

The composition though !
Feels like looking through a time machine .

+1 Ends , well worth many a look :)

Grand_Moff_Tano #7 Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

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Ain't this a beautiful site nowadays
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hazzin #8 Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:36 AM

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+1 OP. I'm drooling. And not only because of those beautiful women. :Smile_blinky:

Ew_ #9 Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

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OPs photos were taken with OP cameras


these. http://www.boston.co...entury_ago.html
Actually those are three photos taken with different filters, one green, one blue, one red. Then they were "combined" and you got tada a quality color picture on a glass plate, or was the individual photos in glass plates then put on eachothers? Cant really remember. However with some photoshop work you get very high quality color photos. Many pictures were taken like this and then just stored for the future when we would have the proper technology to see them. Or rather also shown back then but, really they benefit us more in the future imo.

Its like a time machine. I feel nostalgic when i see them, to see the old world in colors is just amazing. 1910 in colors.

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PointyHairedJedi #10 Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:18 AM

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An awful lot of awesome photos from this period (including I suspect all the ones posted here) are available for anyone to go look at on the Library of Congress website.

There were some very famous photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange probably being the most famous (though my favourite is Jack Delano).  In 1943 it was subsumed into the Office of War Information, and some of the photographers (like Delano) carried on their work, except this time documenting the US war production effort (for sadly too short a time).  For probably that reason the FSA and OWI images are lumped into the same category, it really is well worth a peruse if you have the time.  There are some really stunning images in there, plus a lot of the better images have massive full-res scans available for you to download.

(And there was I clicking on this thread prepared to write a post about Robert Capa. :Smile_Default: )

FSA/OWI colour archive
Library of Congress photo archive home page

EDIT: I just noticed, TheEnds, you're hotlinking to those images from someone else's site - it's considered very bad netiquette indeed, mainly because it screws with their bandwidth usage.  If you want to post images, use a site like Photobucket to host them yourself.

EDIT the 2nd: I couldn't resist posting one of my favourites, from Jack Delano in 1942.

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Edited by PointyHairedJedi, 18 August 2012 - 04:35 AM.





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