Kodachrome Brazil, 1963

September 27th, 2005

My neighbor Tim from across the street was cleaning out his garage the other day and came across a box of slides he found at a thrift store a couple years back. Naturally, knowing my obsession with Kodachrome, Tim offered the slides to me. It’s hard to tell what the story is behind the snapshots, but this I know: all the photos were taken in Brazil in 1963. I don’t know anything about the photographer, but from looking through everything, he must have been some kind of American official. My guess is he was on some kind of diplomatic mission — maybe related to trade or education. Anyway, take a look at some of the slides I scanned yesterday. It’s a great little window into the past.


Entry Filed under: Obsolete Technology, Brazil, Photography


  • 1. Brian  |  September 27th, 2005 at 10:38 am

    These are awesome!

  • 2. Jeff Jones  |  September 27th, 2005 at 11:14 am

    Did you notice the guy in one of the photos that’s using your ‘bowling ball’ 16mm camera?

  • 3. Brain  |  September 27th, 2005 at 12:01 pm

    Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket!! Those are so cool! The Christ statue is in Rio, and it looks like they may have gone to Bahia in the North. That one shot of the girl with the vegetables is worthy of a prize. Scan more!!!

  • 4. Valarie  |  September 27th, 2005 at 12:06 pm

    Oh. My. God. Those are amazing.

  • 5. Ned  |  September 27th, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    Well, I would love to scan more slides (I have a briefcase full BTW), but I’m leaving the Lab Oct. 7th…so no more access to the pimp-ass Nikon scanner. Better start saving for a slide scanner of my own : (

    Maybe Jeff Jones could scan some more?

  • 6. rosie  |  September 27th, 2005 at 8:03 pm

    That classroom looks so clean. The maestra’s eyeglasses look so rad. I must know what is written on the chalkboard. And I agree with Brain, the vegetable shot is fabulous.

  • 7. Valarie  |  September 28th, 2005 at 2:19 pm

    Wait a minute - what do you mean you’re leaving the lab? For good?


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