6.29.2015

Kodachrome Classic Monday #46

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: Drive Thru Waterfall

Why: A phenomenal mix of the majesty of nature with a bygone era, and a testament to the durability of nature as well.  While the autos in the shot have almost certainly gone full circle since this photo was taken, the scene where it was taken looks largely unchanged today.        

When: Based on the mount, this is clearly a 1940's image.  I would guesstimate it to have been taken about 1948.  

Where: Franklin, NC. The slide was labeled as Bridal Veil Falls off U.S. 64 between Franklin and Highlands NC.  While the scene was not too tough to find on the maps of today and to get a Google image of it, the Google image is a bit dreary looking.  Still, one can readily tell that this is indeed the correct location, and appears to be every bit as fascinating a destination as it was in the 1940's!     


Who: Despite two vehicles, there doesn't seem to be anyone afoot in this image.        

How (much): A $7.99 ebay win that I took a little bit to "bite" on, but am glad I did.