9.28.2015

Classic Kodachrome Monday #57

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: The Pewter Shop

Why: It's an interesting and seemingly timeless glimpse at a scene that was already historic when it was captured, and is now even more historic due to the passage of time.  The wet street adds a lot of unique atmosphere to induce a "reach out and touch it" sense to the scene.        

When: 1940, based on the seller's research of the shop and its signage.  The automobiles visible certainly seem to support this.  

Where: Rockport, MA. The scene has remained pretty timeless, though the representation below offers the best glimpse that Google Street View allows.  However, the following link gives a much closer view of this scene that is more similar to the original vantage point of the classic image.  



Who: Unlike the contemporary view, the classic image is forlorn and quiet.        

How (much): A $9.56 ebay score.  A tad more than I'd typically spend, but color shots of the early 1940's have a very special soft spot for me.