High Strangeness: Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome -- Part 2

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome -- Part 2

This is interesting...

Key point from:


"I was asked by Tom Carey to find the best available talent to test and analyze these Kodak slides. An extensive search was conducted and I found that talent. A Photo Scientist employed by Kodak for decades who will be named at the event, this expert has led engineering, production and product management groups at the company’s Rochester, NY headquarters. Now a consultant, he also published the definitive book on Kodak film processes. Highly acknowledged in his field, he conducted extensive testing on the slides and conclusively authenticated the slides of the creature as having been exposed in the year 1947. It was also concluded that the slides had not been tampered with nor manipulated in any way. What is depicted is really there, accurately reflected in the emulsion as an actual moment in time in 1947. Science has weighed in and has determined that these are real slides that are really from 1947."

Key points from February 9, 2015 statement by the Curator of Technology at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, also in Rochester, NY:

  • 35 mm Kodachrome film was first manufactured in 1936
  • The edge printing on Kodachrome slides does not indicate when the film was manufactured
  • It is impossible to tell when Kodachrome slides were exposed or developed

The can't both be right.

1 comment:

Terry the Censor said...

They might be using as a guide the print font on the cardboard sleeve.


(I can't vouch for this. Maybe someone has something more official in a book?)