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View Diary: America Before Pearl Harbor - Early Kodachrome Images (321 comments)

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  •  I heard about it on the radio (4+ / 0-)

    Thanks for putting up the pictures!!

    Some thoughts on why this was not published at the time? Where some of the images to shocking and too realistic for people to bear?

    "Ey Buddy, if you don't like America leave it!"
    "And be a victim of its foreign policy? I don't think so."

    by PeWi on Thu Dec 07, 2006 at 03:24:03 AM PST

    •  Nope - (0+ / 0-)

      They just sat in government drawers.
      Or in the files of the private photographers.

    •  I suspect it would have been because (2+ / 0-)
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      gpclay, johnnygunn

      color was very, very expensive to publish. Commercial high-quality 4-color printing still is.

      Now we have inexpensive color printers that use vastly different technology. So everybody thinks that it's always been easy to print color.

      Until a few years ago it wasn't, and it was extremely expensive.

      •  glossy paper isnt cheep either (1+ / 0-)
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        johnnygunn

        nor is it in any way shape or for good for the enviroment,  not really from the timber required (forgive me i am from maine where "Tree Farming" is a reality)  but the bleached and toxins required to produce it.

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