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Tommy Bartlett's Show

Tommy Bartlett's Show

The Tommy Bartlett waterskiing show at Wisconsin Dells. Taken by my father, Everett Harding, July 1953. Image scanned from Kodachrome transparency.


Agreed. What great film! My dad loved it and got me hooked on it when I was a budding shutterbug-kid.

Thankfully, Mom and Dad are still around. Might be fun to dust off the old projectors and have a few "slide shows" this summer. It'll be a pip trying to find my movie screen, but a good goal for this week!

Kodachrome strikes again

Wow! Lookit that color!

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