hws index

HWS
Slides

This directory contains scans of about 400 35mm color slides taken by my late father-in-law H. William Stolmack. Bill and Molly's slides were not well organized when I inherited them in 2014. I reorganized them chronologically (roughly) in 10/2014, scanned them in 11/2014 using my Nikon Coolscan 5000 at 4000 dpi (producing uncropped 5782 px x 3946 px scans), and finally got around to cataloging and posting the scanned images in 2/2019 (how time flies!). Most of the slides are Kodachrome, and most of those survived the passing years well. Some used other color processes and are now badly faded. The slides were not well cared for, and I didn't perform extensive per-slide cleanup before scanning, so many of the scans show scatches or dirt.

The earliest slides were taken in Guam while Bill was stationed there in WWII. He took slides through the early 1960s, but then switched to prints. I believe the few post-1962 slides listed here were taken by other people.

Slides are grouped here chronologically. Dates for earlier slides are just educated guesses (directory names yyyy or yyyya etc.), but most slides developed after 3/1959 have datestamps (month and year) on the slide mount (directory names yyyy_mm). Kodak slide mounts provide hints to approximate dates in the era before slide mount datestamps. A few slides have caption/date information handwritten by Molly on the slide mount.


Directories:

1945
1946
1947
1948a
1948b
1948c
1949a
1949b
1949c
1949d
1950a
1950b
1952a
1952b
1953
1956
1958
1959
1959_03
1960_03
1961_01
1961_09
1962
1962_02
1970
1971_12
1973_04
1975_07
1984_07
FIX_ME
Nurnberg