Not too long ago I was lucky enough score multiple boxes of film slides.
Slides are just cool.
Most are from the 60’s with a few in the 50’s and 70’s.
I really want the red chairs in this one.
The people who took these photos traveled extensively. So far the vast majority of them are of scenery from the places they traveled. Scenery can be hard to date and somewhat boring. For the love of Pete, put someone in the photo, it makes it more interesting. If it weren’t for the date on the slide, I would be clueless as to when many of them were taken.
When there are people in them, I get excited and my mind wanders. I wonder where they are now and if they remember that photo being taken.
I’ve only looked at about 20% of them so far. I like to savor the treasure and drag it out as long as possible.
There are some military photos. There are even a few of men hanging out in bunkers. I imagine their fear about the uncertainty of the future and think about loved ones anxiously awaiting their safe return.
It’s easy to get lost looking at them.
There are over 1,000 slides all together.
I was ecstatic when I found them, because I have been wanting vintage slides ever since I saw this on Craftster
Details about how it was made can be found here.
Instantly, I knew that I needed to make my own and set out in search for slides. Finding slides isn’t hard, but finding slides that don’t cost too much can be challenging. Good thing I love the hunt.
I plan on making my own curtain with all of the scenery slides and saving the people slides for a project that’ll be a little more protected from the sun. Now I just have to decide which window to make it for…
When I do finally get around to making it, you all will be the first to know.