10.26.2015

Classic Kodachrome Monday #61

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: Cold Crisp Day

Why: A full color glimpse of an era long past is evident in this image, filled with pre-World War II automobiles, and an interesting view of a city scene historic in nature even then.     

When: Based on the license plate on the car in the foreground, and the lack of foliage on the trees, this was taken in the late Fall or early Winter of 1940, or early in 1941.  

Where: Charleston, SC. The license plate was a great clue to find the state, and it seemed Charleston was a likely candidate.  A closer look at the sign at the far left reveals an entrance to the Brewton Inn, and some Google Searches reveal that indeed there was a Brewton Inn located in Charleston.  Finding the specific location was interesting, and I'd actually passed over this location a time or two because the house in the background on the rear corner was not present.  However, upon further review, the remaining clues are enough evidence to conclusively point to this as the spot of the photo. 


Who: Only a few people at the far left, and no ID on them.        

How (much): Another of the photos scored from the ebay lots which also supplied me with the Weekly Kodachrome #60, taken by the same photographer.  All told, about $2 to $3 for this slide.