old airplanes and navy day

Discussion in 'Non Disney Photos / Mobile Phone Photos' started by gary, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. gary

    gary Member

    i am currently scanning black and white medium format negatives, from my mothers house, apparently all taken by my grandfather, for instance this is from an envelope, labeled 4/15/1934, now my grandfather was the bookkeeper/supply guy/payrol guy for the green port village electric department, for 44 years, he was a meticulous man, and the envelopes have his name on them with an order number and they went through the drugstore, and many of the envelopes have advertisements for eastman kodak verichrome film, which research on the net says was 620 pan film. on the scanner tray previews show image area of 2.25 x 4.25 or close to that. so i believe he did in fact take these. it seems that he took a lot in the 1930's. and having done 3 envelopes so far, i am setting aside the numerous airplane negatives, in the hopes that maybe some day some museum may want them. and in the hopes of identifying some of these planes. i know a number of regulars on this site like airplanes. i cannot get over what good condition these 87 year old pieces of film are in, no cracking, none stuck together, they kept their tone and contrast very well, now these all have a little preset punch added during the import into lightroom, but they don't need much. so check out this seaplane

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    i wonder, did he go to an airshow, where was this field??

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    he would have been 24 years old in 1934

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  2. gary

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    and he didn't just like planes, he took a lot of boat and ship photos, this if you look closely is a a navy destroyer, called a 4 piper, after the 4 smokestacks, these were obsolete for the us navy in 1940 but were what we lend-leased to britain for convoy duty

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  4. gary

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    changed the title to reflect adding a couple of photos from ny navy day 1945, and my grandfather was there, with his medium format camera. 10/27/45, the us navy brought 47 ships to ny harbor and paraded them in the hudson and then anchored for the public to see, including the original carrier enterprise, and the battleship missouri, fresh from the japanese surrender.

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