10.13.2014

Classic Kodachrome Monday #15


Every Monday, I'll be spotlighting a different classic Kodachrome slide that I've picked up, and trying where I can to detail the who, what, when, where, why, and how (much) of the image:

This Week:

What: Commercial District Street Scene.


Why: As my interest in slide collecting matures (or perhaps becomes more immature), I've set an eventual goal to eventually have spotlighted a vintage photo in this feature from all 50 states.  Certainly this will be easier for some states than others, and this was a scarce chance to get a pristine period image complete with a retail district and loads of infrastructure goodies from a state from which I did not have a single image.  

When: 1956 or 1957 based upon the style of the slide mount.

Where: Charleston, SC. A labeled mount and street sign in the image made this a simple task to locate, showing just south of the intersection of King and George Streets.  The text on the mount goes on to indicate that this is a particularly narrow street for being the primary commercial artery of town.  


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Who: Looks like there are some browsers but not many actual shoppers, judging by the lack of shopping bags toted along.        

How (much): Picked up for $6.99 on ebay, from one of my favorite sellers, who can always be depended upon to provide some wonderful images!  More of her collection will be featured on here in the weeks and months to come.  Stay tuned!