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Ma & Paw: 1951

Ma & Paw: 1951

"Grace & Sally -- 18 Sept 1951." Minnesota Kodachromes at home in Blue Earth. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

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Which one is the dog?

Because the woman is not barefoot! She IS wearing green shoes.

[Not only is Sally barefoot, she is STARK NAKED in this photo. And yes, Sally is the dog. - Dave]

Green Shoes!

Dave, Excuse me ...

But I actually see 'Green Shoes' on the woman in the photo sitting with her dog.

[Let me repeat: SALLY is barefoot in this photo, which is evidently of Einsteinian complexity. - Dave]

Orphan Photos

All of these Kodachromes are wonderful but they make me wonder why no one in this family wanted, or was offered, these family treasures. I understand too well. I have thousands of family pictures going back 150 years and they are all scanned, but after my generation (I am a great-grandfather) no one else cares one bit about old family.

Here we are, total strangers, memorializing these pictures.

[I suspect it may have something to do with not having a slide projector, trays and projection screen. Or the fact that if you don't have all of that obsolete stuff, you have to spend many hours running them through a $3,000 film scanner, or send them off to a photo lab. - Dave]

Fatter in Fifty-Two

Is it my imagination or did Sally get plumper over the winter, between this shot and others of her with Hubert in April and August of 1952? (And I do mean the dog, not Grace the human.)

Boss man!

The dog is clearly showing he is in charge here, standing on mom's lap.

[So would "he" be Grace or Sally? - Dave]

Green shoes

Love those green shoes Sally is wearing that match her dress. Grace is a real beauty though and steals the show every time. I love this collection.

[Sally is barefoot in this photo. - Dave]

Minnesota Info

Thanks, Dave, and tterrace, for that info. I wondered about the possibility of a Kodak Signet camera being used here.

My dad had, and later passed on to me, a Kodak Signet 80 camera, and it was just wonderful to use. That outfit had interchangeable lenses and I loved using the rangefinder focusing.

I had heard that the earlier Signet cameras were of very high quality and these photos seem to bear that out.

Amazing Color

Dave, I don't think I've ever seen such subtlety of color as in these Minnesota Kodachromes of yours. Were these 25 ASA?

These slides are something else; just a real treat. The composition is good, too.

Did Hubert Tuttle take all these, I wonder? I'd like to know what camera Mr. Tuttle was using and if he was using a built-in light meter or a hand-held one.

[The first ASA 25 Kodachrome was Kodachrome II in 1961. -tterrace]

[Hubert's camera is a Kodak Signet 35. -Dave]

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