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Found Kodachrome slide from December 1955, possibly the Pasadena train station. View full size.
From a large batch of found slides comes this Kodachrome slide of The Quaker Oats entry in the 1961 Rose Parade. The slide has a date stamp of Sept 61, since the parade is held in January I am presuming this was taken in January of 61 but the film wasn't developed until September. There are quite a few more images of this parade still to scan. View full size.
From a large batch of found slides comes this Kodachrome slide of Rose Parade floats in a park. The slide mount has a date stamp of Sept. 61. View full size.
I have several shots of "Rocky" but this is probably the best one. A found 35mm Kodachrome slide from a large lot in a second hand store. View full size.
Condemned house attic found Stanley Glass Plates (circa 1900 - 1915), Pontiac, Illinois. View full size.
A collection of Stanley Dry Plates found in the bottom of a big box of vintage Christmas decorations at an antique store in Joy, Illinois. Joy is a small village in Mercer County, Illinois, in between New Boston and Aledo, 25 miles southeast of Muscatine, Iowa. View full size.