Calvin and Hobbes and the Dawn of Kodachrome. The Kodachrome product line is 75 years old. The last image has been shot. We are left with the images and the memories. K - 1 0 0 Five years after celebrating K, we can celebrate K
But that is not all that makes Kodachrome unique among 35mm color films, as many of you who have collections of Kodachrome slides know. Besides reproducing the color of reality with a unique color palette, Kodachrome has also proven to be much more enduring than other color films. Any collection of Kodachrome slides stored in reasonably good conditions will have its original color and density very much intact, like some of our slides that go back 60 years. Zoggavia collection wouldn't be in existence without Kodachrome.
This past summer I came into possession of my grandfather's 15 Kodak photo slide trays. They were neatly boxed, though collecting dust, in the closet beneath the stairs at a family owned cabin in Grayling, Michigan. They had been there for at least a couple of decades.
I inherited my father's mounted Kodachrome color slide collection about most of them dating back to the 's. Most of them look to be in fair condition - some have scratches. I would like to have multiple prints made to give away as gifts to my family. Would it be better to have the prints made directly from the prints my research so far seems to indicate this could be very pricey or can I have them scanned to a CD and then make prints from a printer? Any suggestions?