Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Once again, I have tried my hand at rescanning some slides that have appeared on GDB before. They originally left something to be desired, but I think the new versions are better.
First up is this shot taken from the middle deck (would this be the "Texas deck"? Or maybe the "hurricane deck"?) of the Mark Twain, circa 1956. This appeared on the blog back in 2010, and it is really really dark.
The rescan lightens things up quite a bit. Now we can see the gingerbread woodwork of the steamboat, as well as fun details like the original location of the Casa de Fritos in the distance.
Next is this somewhat fuzzy, washed-out image - a scan from a stereo slide dated "November, 1964". I originally posted this back in July, 2006!
Two scanners later, I am happy to post this new improved scan. I only just noticed that the gentleman is wearing one of the early oval brass employee badges. A hand-written note refers to him as "Jungle Jim" - certainly his real name! The adorable tour guide has an entirely different name tag, along with her white gloves and riding crop. Love the "Big Game Shoot" shooting gallery in the background.