Friday, May 18, 2012

Kodachrome Images Come Back To Life



Community Library patrons, history buffs, photo fans and Sun Valley Resort aficionados gather at the library’s Regional History Department on May 11 to celebrate the completion of a project that restored vibrancy to vintage photographs taken by Union Pacific photographers in the 1940s and ‘50s. Union Pacific Railroad Chairman Averell Harriman founded Sun Valley in 1936 and determined that the resort would rival any European destination. Library staff and contractor Kathleen Cameron painstakingly restored the Kodachrome color transparencies. Funding by the Wattis Dumke Foundation and Idaho State Historical Society allowed for their restoration and now, presentation to the public. Express photo by Willy Cook




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