April 18, 2021

Kodachromes From All Over

Forbes (2)
Maple Cemetery in Royalston, Massachusetts
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Pond Reflecting New England Woods (1)
Kodachrome, 1990
.

Cascade at the Wortham (1)
Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Chesapeake Lightship with Flagpoles
Baltimore Inner Harbor
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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April 5, 2021

Photos From The Lodz Ghetto

Forty-eight photos by Henryk Ross. Wikipedia: Starting in 1940, Ross had been employed by the Department of Statistics for the Jewish Council within the Łódź Ghetto during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. Daringly, working as staff photographer, Ross also documented Nazi atrocities (such as public hangings) while remaining officially in the good graces of the German occupational administration. Ross gifted the photos to Lova Szmuszkowicz. They passed from him to his son, who sold them in 2018 to Howard Greenberg who in turn donated them to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston which has digitized them and made them available to the public.

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Four Grave Photos

Hunter - Evergreen Cemetery
In Evergreen Cemetery in Brighton, Massachusetts
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Forbes (1)
In Maple Cemetery in Royalston, Massachusetts
,, Kodachrome, 1989.

Kennedy Family Plot
The Kennedy family plot in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Eunice Clark - Copp's Hill
Eunice Clark, deceased 1724, in Copps Hill Burying Ground, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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March 26, 2021

Four More

Paul Knot - Swan Point Cemetery
The grave of Paul Knot in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island
, 2001.

John Stanton Slocum - Swan Point Cemetery
John Stanton Slocum, also in Swan Point Cemetery
, 2001.

Historical Building (1)
Some historical building that I do not recall and have been unable to identify so far
. If you have a clue, please leave a comment below. Kodachrome, 1992.

Interior (1)
Interior of another unidentified building
, Kodachrome, 1992.

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March 25, 2021

Under the Lincoln Memorial

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March 24, 2021

A Variety

Manhattan (1)
Manhattan, but I can't say exactly where
, Kodachrome, 1994.

125 Summer Street - Boston (2)
125 Summer Street, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1991.

Flowering Succulent (1)
A succulent flowering on my windowsill in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1990. I have this type growing in my front yard in Desert Hot Springs now.

Soldier of the Revolution
Wagon Master General, a soldier of the revolution
, Kodachrome,f 1989.

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March 17, 2021

Old Ones From New England

Flowing Water (2)
Somewhere in New England
, 1986.

Workers Atop The Old John Hancock Building
The beacon atop the old John Hancock building in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Tulips and Shadows
1986
.

Sculpture (1)
Some historical figure in Boston
, but I don't recall who, nor do I recall the location. If you recognize him, please leave a comment. Agfachrome, 1983.

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March 11, 2021

Cityscape, Boston, MA, USA in 1978

Cityscape, Boston, MA, USA in 1978 by Gösta Knochenhauer
Boston's Back Bay, Charles River, Boston Common and Beacon Hill
. Photo by Gösta Knochenhauer on Kodachrome. Shot from atop the Pru.

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February 18, 2021

Three New England and An Arizona

Saguaro at Sunset
A saguaro in Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Beacon Hill Boston
Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Swan Boat in Boston's Public Garden
Swan boat in Boston's Public Garden
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Shirtless Cycling
More biking in Vermont
, Kodachrome, 1989,

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February 3, 2021

Along The Eastern Seaboard

March on Washington (3)
At the March on Washington in 1987
.

Picnic Bench in the Woods

Dudley Station - Boston
Old Dudley Station on the Orange Line
, 1987.

5432
This is a building in Queens that is "open to the trade only" for interior decorating
. I went there with an architect friend in 1988, but I can't remember what the place was called or exactly where it was located.

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January 31, 2021

Two In Hawaii; Two Not

Chinaman's Hat, Oahu
"Chinaman's Hat" off of Oahu
, Kodachrome, 1986.

Standing Around On The Beach On Oahu
On Oahu, (L to R) Bob, Ken, Alden, Chuck, Dan
; Polapan instant slide film, 1986.

Berries (not blue)

Hooper–Lee–Nichols House - Cambridge
The Hooper–Lee–Nichols House at 159 Brattle Street, Cambridge
; Kodachrome, 1987. Wikipedia article.

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January 27, 2021

Four More

A View From Longfellow Bridge
View over the Charles River at sunset from a pedestrian ramp to Longfellow Bridge
. Kodachrome, 1987.

Thomas Griggs
Thomas Griggs, Revolutionary War Veteran, 1716-1782, in Brookline
. Kodachrome, 1989.

Quincy Market at Xmas (1)
Quincy Market at Christmas
.

Washington Monument (1)
1987
.

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December 29, 2020

Four At The T Cross K Guest Ranch

All were shot with Lomography Potsdam 100 film. The T Cross K Guest Ranch remains are in the Mission Creek Preserve on the west side of Desert Hot Springs.

T Cross K Guest Ranch (4)

T Cross K Guest Ranch (7)

T Cross K Guest Ranch (1)

T Cross K Guest Ranch (3)

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March 18, 2020

Shot in the Coachella Valley: "They Made Me A Criminal"

I just happened to run across They Made Me A Criminal (from 1939) on the local OTA movie channel one night a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised to see a sequence that was obviously shot in the Coachella Valley, as Mt. San Jacinto can be clearly identified. I got the DVD from Netflix and grabbed that short bit to share below. After walking to a date grove, star John Garfield settles in romancing the blonde lady who owns the grove and teaching some east coast juvenile delinquents (played by The Dead End Kids) boxing. All is paradise until Claude Rains shows up.

IMDB identifies the shooting location as "Palm Desert, California," but nothing of Palm Desert existed in 1939.

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August 6, 2019

Los Angeles City Hall

Last month I went on an L.A. Conservancy tour of L.A. City Hall.

L.A. City Hall (5284)
Base of a floor lamp.

L.A. City Hall (5311)

L.A. City Hall (5315)

L.A. City Hall (5287)

L.A. City Hall (5296)

Union Station as seen from L.A. City Hall (5326)
Union Station seen from the observation deck on top of L.A. City Hall.

The complete set of photos can be seen here.

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December 8, 2018

Goat Canyon Trestle

Wikipedia article about Goat Canyon Trestle.

Scott C. led me on a hike to the Goat Canyon Trestle in 2014, but I've only recently posted the photos to Flickr. We hiked in the "easy" but longer way, following a mostly flat route from Dos Cabezos, across desert, to the railroad near Tunnel 20. From there, we hiked the railroad to the trestle, which comes just before Tunnel 15. The acceptable, standard way to hike in without hiking on the railroad as much requires one to take a straighter, but more difficult hike up and over the mountains.

You can also hike from the clothing optional resort at DeAnza Springs which is near I-8. From there you will be hiking uphill to the trestle. On the route we took, we hiked slightly downhill to the trestle...and then had to hike uphill on our way out. A few of the photos:

08.02.33 Dos Cabezas
The water tower at Dos Cabezas
. You can drive to this point. The railroad is right there, but if you follow it, you will go on a loop that makes your hike even longer. It's shorter to hike cross desert to Tunnel 20.

09.03.53 Carrizo Gorge Hike

09.48.56 Carrizo Gorge Railway
Tunnel 20
. This is where we started hiking on the railroad.

10.25.04 Carrizo Gorge Railway - First View of Goat Canyon Trestle noted
Our first small trestle and our first view of the mighty Goat Canyon Trestle.

10 41 33 Carrizo Gorge Railway
There are some wrecked railroad cars resting downhill from the railroad.

10 47 49 Carrizo Gorge Railway Tunnel 18
Tunnel 18
.

11 07 26 Carrizo Gorge Railway Tunnel 17
Tunnel 17
.

11 21 58 Goat Canyon Trestle
Goat Canyon Trestle
.

12 19 45 Goat Canyon Trestle

11 40 39 Goat Canyon Trestle

11 37 10 Goat Canyon Trestle

13 25 36 Carrizo Gorge Railway (2)

Carrizo Gorge Aerial Annotated
The red line is the railroad
. The purple line is an approximation of the cross-desert route we took to Tunnel 20. The green line is the proper, standard, more difficult way to hike in.

The complete set of photos.

Scott's photos.

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October 15, 2018

Wende Museum Of The Cold War

I recently visited the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City, which had been on my gotta-see list for quite a while. Open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday; no charge for admission; check the website for variations on that. It's right next door to Veterans Memorial Park which is right next door to Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

City of Culver City (4838)

On the other end of the museum sits the House of Warrior Poetry (Dance. Parkour. Acrobatics. Action Arts. Yoga. Movement.).
House of Warrior Poetry (4829)

Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Culver City (4836)
Veterans Memorial Auditorium - the marker out front was placed in 1950, so call it 1950.

Kimmy Schmidt Fashion (4850)
In the museum I thought the cover of this magazine said "1961."
Only when I went to edit it did I see it was actually 1981! It sure has the look of 1961.

Yuri Gagarin (4862)
Yuri Gagarin hanging out with kids.

Wende Museum of the Cold War (4874)
Sly Lenin.

Entertainment Center (4877)
Soviet radio.

You can see all the photos here.

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May 15, 2018

Photos of the Library of Congress

Library of Congress (4807)
The ceiling in the grand hall where one enters the Jefferson building.

Library of Congress (1916)

Library of Congress (1915)
A bit of the ceiling.

Library of Congress (1913)

Jefferson's Library (1917)
Thomas Jefferson's library.

Baseball - Library of Congress (4814)
Naked baseball players on the ceiling of the Library of Congress.
I've got another photo showing football players.

Library of Congress (4827)
Down in the tunnels connecting the Jefferson and Madison (and I'm sure other) buildings.

Library of Congress (4825)
Some of the floor.

Library of Congress floor tiles (1912)
More floor.

Madison Memorial building (8120)
Columns at the entrance to the Madison Memorial Building.

Madison Memorial Building (5943)

Click here to see all 22 of my photos from the Library of Congress.

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April 13, 2018

Nixon Library

Photos from my visit to the Nixon Library a couple of weeks ago.

Nixon Museum Entryway
This video shows the corridor through which you enter the museum
with iconic images of the troubled '60s on both walls, leading to what I suppose is intended as the solution to all of the problems: Nixon. I added the music which is "Scene II: Interlude" from Orpheus by Stravinsky.

1972 Electoral Vote Map (9047)
The 1972 electoral votes
. I'd forgotten that in addition to Massachusetts, McGovern also carried the District of Columbia.

Apollo 11 Memorabilia (0028)
A moon rock and the phone Nixon used to talk to the astronauts
. I tried, but couldn't get, a clear shot of buttons attached the phone. They're for different extensions in the White House and were labeled "Haldemanm," "Ehrlichman" and so on.

Little Red Book (2609)
Can you believe it?
Right there in the Nixon Library a copy of Mao's Little Red Book.

Marine One (1826)

Nixon Birthplace & Childhood Home (0037)
Nixon birthplace and childhood home
. It is still in the exact location and with the same orientation as when Nixon's father built it.

Nixon Library (0040)
View of the library from the Nixon home.

Nixon Library Entrance Lobby (1829)

Sock It To Em button (0033)
Nixon wore this button on his Whittier College letter jacket.
I was very surprised that he was so far ahead of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. If you are old enough, you surely remember these six seconds from that show:

The 18½ Minute Gap (0031)
They had a substantial exhibit about Watergate that did not try to whitewash the scandal
. I have already listened to the 18½ minute gap, so I skipped this part of the exhibit. They had a display showing the locations of microphones used by FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ and Nixon. Nixon had WAAAAAY more than any other President and was the only President who put a recording device in the President's office at Camp David.

Casualties Report From January 1969 (0025)
Casualty report from Vietnam for January 20, 1969.
Do you recall these casualty reports being delivered to the public weekly on national news? Every time there was some number of Americans killed, then the number of ARVN (south Vietnam) soldiers killed would be something much larger than the American number, and finally the number of Viet Cong and NVA (North Vietnam) would be a astronomically higher than either of the other two. For example, for the current week shown in this photo there were 185 Americans killed, 336 ARVN and 2,742 VC and NVA. I think if you add up all the reported numbers killed for the VC and NVA throughout the entire war it would indicate every resident of North Vietnam had died at least twice.

Bob Dole Quote (1286)
Everybody's entitled to their opinion.

A Turning Point In History (0032)
How might history be different if someone had bought him some train tickets?

The complete set of photos can be seen here.

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January 9, 2018

These slides aren't going to stop anytime soon

Prudential Center - Kodachrome - 2001 (stitched)
The Prudential tower in Boston
. This was stitched from several Kodachrome slides shot in 2001.

LDS Temple, Oakland - 1986
The Mormon Temple in Oakland in 1986.

Hartford
Downtown Hartford, circa 1986.

Golden Gate Bridge Tower - 1985 B&W
One of the towers on the Golden Gate Bridge
from 1985.

Flowers in Black & White

Diagonal, Iowa, 1988 Centennial - Ektachrome - 1991
Diagonal, Iowa's centennial in 1988 still being promoted in 1991
. Well made sign. This is Ektachrome and was shot during my bicycle ride from Boston to Kansas City that year. As I go through my slides I'm finding a few photos from that trip that I can't place at all, other than to say it was during that ride. If the scenery is level then the photo is probably from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, or even Kansas or Missouri. If it's hilly, it's probably New York, but could be Massachusetts or even the corner of Pennsylvania that I rode through.

Bird In A Cage, Living Desert
At the Living Desert
, probably 2001.

Architectural Detail

There are many more slide scans to be seen here.

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