The family home had just recently been razed, as shown by fresh dirt on the site. He told me that before the urban renewal program of the 1970s, they all used outhouses behind the houses. Federal funds covered the cost of installing sewers and connecting piping to the houses. He also remembered when Tuminello's (500 Speed Street) was considered the finest restaurant in town, but African Americans were not allowed to eat there. Several small local grocery stores catered to the local residents. All the children knew each other and played together, and parents kept an eye on the games.
My friend's visit inspired me to look over Kodachrome slides that I took along Pearl Street over the years. Some I had scanned before, and I scanned the remainder. I will show reduced-size versions below. They are ordered from south to north, so the house numbers decrease. See the caption under each frame for the address. Many of these cottages have been demolished, and today there is nothing left to see. Brush and trees occupy many of the former house lots. Click any frame to see a larger view of 1600 pixels on the long dimension.
Pearl Street south of Fairground Street
|2607 Pearl Street|
|2605 Pearl Street|
|2603 Pearl Street|
|Fairground Street Keystone bridge, view east, photograph taken from top of petroleum tank at Levee Street tank farm|
|501-509 Fairground Street cottages, photograph taken from top of petroleum tank at Levee Street tank farm|
|503-507 Fairground Street (Leitz 90mm ƒ/2.8 Tele-Elmarit lens)|
|502 Fairground Street (2020 photograph taken with Kodak Ektar 25 film, Hasselblad 501CM camera)|
|Fairground Street Keystone bridge (Leica IIIC, 5cm ƒ/3.5 Elmar lens, ⅒ ƒ/11.5)|
|Fairground Street Bridge from KCS tracks (Kodak Ektar 25 film, Hasselblad 501CM camera, 80mm ƒ/2.8 Planar-CB lens)|
Fairground Street view north
|KCS train heading south. Note iron rooftops on the left|
|The last of the Kodachrome 25 film.|
- Mike Eckman wrote a blog post on Kodachrome and reproduced an excellent 50-year anniversary article from Modern Photography magazine. Mike reviews classic film cameras and summarizes articles on various film topics.
- Wikipedia has a good article with a timeline of the different emulsions.
- A short 2009 article in Time.
- Original sources and examples from filmcolors.org
- Retrospective with contributed examples on casualphotophile.com. Casual is a great site for film photographers.