Family History

I've recently inherited a large number of slides from my Grandfather and my Uncle, who have unfortunately both passed along. I'm attempting to catalog and scan each of the slides, archive them in folders, and share with my family. There's a lot of damage to these slides over the years, some have stayed in amazing shape. Kodak Kodachrome slides hold their quality through the years, these slides have retained the quality and color very well. The images span over many years, from the 50's up to the 90's. It's been an enlightening experience to say the least. I feel like I'm learning more and more about my family's history by going through this long process. And I've found a connection to both my grandfather and my uncle that I didn't know about, that we shared a passion and appreciation for photography. I'd like to make a series of posts from my findings. I'm going to start off with a couple local shots of the Yellowstone River back in 1973, and a fishing shot of my Grandfather, James E. Smith, doing what he loved best, fishing the Yellowstone river. Enjoy.


  1. I also aquired a box of med. format chromes from my grandfather after he passed. He also loved photography and fishing as I do, old photos are a great gift. BTW, that is a really nice fish he's tailing.

    Thanks for the post.


  2. I had a great time going through those boxes of old slides and such with you and Jay. So much history, so many great pictures. I wish you would have had the chance to share in those mutual hobbies with your gramps and uncle before they passed on, but it's cool that you have their work to be able to appreciate. Keep sharing them as you're able, Cre.

  3. If you can find access or invest in a film scanner that has some special restoration features such as digital ICE, you may be able to restore some of those photos very easily. Or you can blow them up in Photoshop software and go to town with the reapir tools. I'd think it's worth the time invested for some of the pics if they have value to you.

    Especially the ones with people in them, great documents!


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