What to do with your old 35mm slides

Girl with a Quilt. A March 1982 Kodachrome slide.

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.

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