When was the end of Black & White?

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
jrtrent
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In reply to jess shudup, Jun 5, 2012

jess shudup wrote:

So I'd say that for me the mid sixties/ early seventies was the beginning of the end of B&W for everything, and the beginning of the color era.

That seems to coincide with articles I've been able to find on the subject, too; no single year is agreed upon, but somewhere in the mid-60's to early 70's, color film overtook black and white both in sales and as the most popular choice for family photo albums.

For me, color was always dominant as I much preferred slides to anything that resulted in a print, which always seemed pretty feeble to my eyes compared with the splendor of a projected slide.

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