Technostalgia

A Day of Nostalgia

Today is the opening day of baseball season. I love baseball. I love it because it has stayed pretty true to itself over the years. It brings a sense of nostalgia with it. Much like the 4×5 Kodachrome images archived at the website Shorpy. Take this one, for instance. It shows some guys (and a lady!) at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, CA assembling the cowling on a P-51 Mustang. These photos were taken for the Office of War Information during WWII.

Go to Shorpy’s Kodachromes page and enjoy. The brain behind the site has downloaded these photos from the Library of Congress and adjusted the color and contrast to make the stunning images you will find there. Go! Go now! I’ll hear back from you in 2 or 3 hours.

[Image Credit: Shorpy]

  • The Professor

    Man, those old large format Kodachrome prints transparencies are just fabulous. Nice find!

    • Number_Six

      Yep, and now I'm behind in my work and sporting an unhealthy crush on a pretty young lady from 1942.

  • The quantity of photographs available at the Library of Congress archives is just ridiculous. This is like a great images sort filter, thanks engineerd™!

  • Not Kodachrome, but well worth sharing: An escalator for trolley cars! http://www.shorpy.com/node/10341

    • Number_Six

      I hope the folks in the big house on top of the hill haven't got their clean sheets hung out to dry.

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