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Miami Beach Pool: 1942

Miami Beach Pool: 1942

Miami Beach, Florida, 1942. My mom is the little girl waving at us (or probably at my grandfather taking the photo). Her mother is standing behind her.

The Florida vacation was planned before Pearl Harbor. The family was able to go ahead with it just after. Then came the rationing and the signs reading "Is This Trip Necessary?", and no more pleasure trips for the duration.

This is a Kodak Minicolor print. Most of the color photos in our family albums from the 1970s or before are badly faded, but the old Kodak Minicolors are still vibrant. View full size.

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Great photo and nice work tterrace for the enhancement. I really crave pictures and footage from the war decade in color. More!

What glamour!

I expect to see Esther Williams to come round the corner.

Miami Minicolor

Thanks, Tterrace. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans

Kodak Minicolor

I had to look up Kodak Minicolor prints and found out that Kodak eventually started calling them Kodachrome prints. There's one of those in our collection from 1955, the year they apparently discontinued the process. It doesn't have the feel of a paper print, but rather a semi-translucent, shiny sheet of plastic.

This is a great shot, from a period when most family photo memories are in black and white. You're so lucky to have these. I fiddled some with it:

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