11.17.2014

Kodachrome Classic Monday #20


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: Street Scene of a Shopping District.


Why: Yet another downtown image that is immediately compelling, with vintage autos and neon signs, and in a particularly classic and historic downtown area in the Southwest part of the country.  This was not an image that I wanted to miss out on! 

When: Noted as being 1952 according to the sale listing.

Where: Santa Fe, NM. The slide is noted as being of U.S. Route 66 going through town, and I may have actually found it by searching on "Route 66 slide" The view has managed to remain little altered, and still looks like a very fascinating place to visit. Interestingly, the street lamps are not quite the same, but are very similar in style, and actually look historic to the era.  


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Who: The two ladies, the little boy (who would now be about 70 years old!), I wish I knew who they were, but alas I don't.       

How (much): Picked up for the pair for $16.73 on ebay.  Pricey to be sure, but the images were really nice, so I have no regrets.  " Pair? Images?" you say? Yes.  Below is a bonus view from the adjacent street corner looking roughly in the same direction.  Lots going on to make this overcast day still look colorful!