Florida - Early 1970s (10)

in photography •  2 months ago

See the previous post in this series here. You can skip the quoted intro text if you have read it before.

I had the opportunity to pick up a huge batch of slides recently. These are pictures spanning from as early as the late 1940s to as late as the early 1990s (maybe earlier and/or later but these are what I have sampled so far). These came to me second hand but the original source was a combination of estate sales and Goodwill. There are several thousand...maybe as many as 10,000. I will be scanning some from time to time and posting them here for posterity.

Apparently, getting your pictures processed as slides used to be a fairly common thing but it was a phenomenon I missed out on. Though my family used some obscure technologies (disc film comes to mind), we always had regular prints. Having said that, my Grandfather had a few dozen slides (circa late 1950s) that I acquired after he died. That along with some negatives is what prompted me to buy a somewhat decent flatbed scanner that could handle slides and negatives (an Epson V600). That was the most money I was willing to spend on one anyway. It can scan up to four slides at a time with various post-processing options and does a decent enough job. The scanner has been mostly idle since finishing that task but now there is plenty for it to do.

Like the previous set, these pictures appear to be taken as part of a road trip. Based on the other photos in this series, I would guess this was driving somewhere in Georgia on the way to Florida. I believe the sign in the first picture says "Tuftwick Carpet Mills" which would be consistent with a business that used to be in Georgia (they went out of business in the 1990s). In the third picture there is also a billboard for Rock City which is near the Tenessee/Georgia border. Click on one of the images or the link below to also see versions processed with Digital ICE which is a hardware based dust and scratch remover, a feature of the Epson V600 scanner I am using.









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