R.I.P. Kodachrome

Started Jun 22, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Speaking of iconic photographs...
In reply to ITguy, Jun 28, 2009

The last time I was at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY (just an hour east of Buffalo), they had a neat display outside the camera technology history room.

There were two pedestals/display cases: one had the camera that took the Marines raising the American flag upon Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima during World War II -- and a photo of it aside to it.

The other display case had the Leica M8 and a few older Leicas (M6??).

About 10-15 feet away, right at the entrance, is a spare ( HUGE !) camera originally intended for lunar exploration. Neat exhibition room. In others are galleys (one with LF prints), another with topical exhibitions, and MF prints mounted on the walls in other areas.

The technology exhibit room even had a Technicolor film camera as well. Canon AE-1. Kodak disc camera. Nikon F. All sorts of neat stuff. Some very unusual models in there.

George Eastman was an interesting fellow and an avid hunter; he has some of the strangest things such as a huge elephant head mounted on top of the second floor wall. In the next room is a dining room setup that looks like it could make Queen Elizabeth II right at home.

The gardens outside is nice, too.

Great place to visit and photograph! The only things you can't photograph are the prints on display due to copyright, licensing, and other reasons, but anything else, you generally can take a photo of.

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