Hundreds of Slides from the 60s

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    I just inherited 100s of Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides from the late 60s. Lots of great architecture, sail boat race in Puget sound, landscapes, etc. Should I look at scanning and uploading these to a stock photo site? Donate them somewhere? They're not pictures of "memories" they are more like high quality magazine photos. I did not know this relative, the slides just drifted down through various people until they landed in my lap because "I'm the one that takes pictures."

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    Maybe he can be the new Vivian Maier!
     
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    eBay. Put it in the hands of an enthusiastic collector and grab some cash at the same time.
     
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    I would be wary of eBay because of "repurposing" people who would just stick the slides to an oatmeal can and spread glitter on them.
     
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    I considered ebay - but I am leery of the "repurposing." I mean, deep down I don't have an emotional connection to the images - it's really more about the awesomeness of slide film and the genuine quality of the photographs. Also, there's a bit of "family legend" that this guy (who took the photos) was in the CIA, so I like to imagine that there's some kind of Da Vinci code in them! LOL
     
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    OK - I checked out Vivian - what a story! I've only random-sampled boxes, but I don't think there are many people in the photos maybe 5% of the slides) That's why I was leaning toward stock...you know, sailboats, landscapes, buildings... I don't know!