The Lingering Legacy of Kodachrome

Patricia Daukantas

The first color reversal film—invented by two accomplished musicians—brought stunning, velvety colors to family snapshots, famous portraits and world-shaking events alike.

figureA photo of homesteader Jack Whinery, his wife and the youngest of their five children in Pie Town, NM, USA, taken as a part of a US Farm Security Adminstration campaign. [R. Lee; Library of Congress]

If I remembered correctly, my father left a half-used roll of Kodachrome slide film in his old 35-mm camera when he switched to Kodak Instamatic cameras and their plastic print-film cartridges a half-century ago.

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