Saturday, April 16, 2011

1944 Seventeen Magazine PHOTOS hand colored

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  1. I've seen classified ads in these 1940's magazine issues listing "MAKE EXTRA MONEY" hand coloring photographs. Kodachrome came out in 1935 but a roll of it in 1936 was about $54 today's dollars. (see A Brief History of Kodachrome by Claire Suddath at Time magazine dated Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2009.) Hand coloring in 1944 must have been economical. Some of the earliest Seventeen magazines proudly proclaim in the description of their cover, 'Kodachrome is by such and such photographer', instead of just saying that the cover photograph is by so and so.