Toronto. With the growth of digital, we all must have boxes and boxes of old slides and a slide projector or two kicking around the house. In this Kodachome slide, I snapped my youngest daughter at a quilt show her mother and I were participating in as merchants back in March of 1982.
I took a few colour photos with my Leica, including this whimsical snap of Cher wrapped in a quilt. Today the slides and its siblings rest in my desk. A carousel projector and its trays hold up a stack of stationery in a corner of my den.
George Dunbar sent me an email last Tuesday which had a NY Times link to James Barron showing his article “Donated Slides From the Met Get a Second Life” from the newspaper’s Grace Notes column. In their case, NYC had a “Materials for the Arts” program. The program benefitted in free slides from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET). The museum was busy converting its donated slide inventory into a database via a scanner. Once scanned, the original slides were gladly donated to the project to be reused and viewed once again.