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    Please don't take this the wrong way, but why would sales of Kodachrome cease once the US entered the second world war? It didn't stop other companies worldwide selling to the the Nazis. Why would it have stopped Kodak? Or was it a simply a case of not being able to get the films processed?

    BTW, a few months ago, there was a series on Australia TV (probably from the BBC anyway) called "the 30's in colour". It was predominantly motion picture based, but I think they said that most was shot on Kodachrome, by the wealthy.

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    Kodak plants in Europe were "nationalized" by Germany and their assets made government property. Agfa-Ansco in the US was nationalized by the US government and made US property. These two acts terminated sale of respective products across the Atlantic by Agfa and Kodak. Many small companies or those not nationalized continued to do some limited business, but it was considered unpatriotic and was dealt with rather harshly later in the war by a series of acts treating with the "dealing with the enemy" subject in general.

    At the end of the war, all German photo plants were debriefed and their formulas were made public property. This revealed to the world, the method of making Agfa products as well as a number of others.

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    I'm surprised Life didn't correct the colors when they published these.

    Amazing photos, though...

    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/506...1F19EEEB4B00E7
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    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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    RIP Kodachrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    I'm surprised Life didn't correct the colors when they published these.

    Amazing photos, though...

    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/506...1F19EEEB4B00E7
    The shot of a Nazi Christmas dinner could have been shot last week, but most of the others had a pretty good fade going on.

    Rick

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