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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Citrus Royalty: 1968

Citrus Royalty: 1968

From a friend's collection of her family's slides I'm scanning for her. She's the little girl on the right, along with her older sister (previously seen here on Shorpy), and their aunt and grandmother. Shot on 126 Ektachrome. Obviously this family was big into fruit. View full size.

Red oranges

Those are tangerines.

Oranges of another color

I deliberately darkened this scan to compensate for some optical anomaly (actually, I think it was from a dirty lens) that caused a milky flaring over the girls. Despite its turning the oranges into tomatoes, I kind of dug the super-saturated colors that resulted.

A little later: Ah, tangerines hadn't ocurred to me.

Apples in Florida??

or could they possibly be tomatoes?

Apples to Oranges

Was it a bad year for the orange crop or was Florida further north in those days?

126 Ektachrome

I have some 126 format Ektachrome slides! What a blast from technologies past. That was my camera and format from 8 years old until I started using my father's Nikon F2. I also had a Kodak Bantam in 828, which was where my father taught me to (a) estimate exposures and (b) use a light meter.

 
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