Vintage photos of:
Here's Mr Mel's digital photo of Bondi Beach, January 17, 2005. Taken with a Pentax Optio S5i, on not the nicest day. View full size.
Sydney, Australia 1969. 35mm Kodachrome Transparency taken by Unknown American Soldier on shore leave from Vietnam. Scanned and Restored by Davis Pascal Ayer. View full size.
July 1904. The Trevor family takes a motor tour of France. Apparently they got lost. View full size.
I found this Kodachrome slide in a old slide projector case a few years back. I could tell it was a rear-engine automobile and an older one at that. Upon inspection through a loupe it became obvious that this was the engine compartment of 1948 Tucker, a rare car indeed. I originally thought this picture was taken in a showroom, but the dealer plates on the car are from 1951 and the car appeared to have been driven (there's even some rust if you look carefully). So, I contacted Jay Follis, President of the Tucker Automobile Club of America and sent him the scan. He said, "from looking at the photo and the plate I would guess this car to be number #1048, which was part of a traveling exhibit in the 1950's." That's Tucker #48, there were only 51 cars made. In August of 2008, Tucker #1038 (also in Moss Green) sold for $1,017,500. I have since donated the original slide to the Tucker Historical Collection. View full size.
My Dad and my sister besides his new Simca roadster, in the 50's, somewhere in France. Dad a good pilot who drove very fast until my sister turned sick! (About 15 minutes) View full size.
B-29 bombers flying in the "Combat Box" formation. Air Force photo scanned from the original negative. View full size.