Vintage Snapshots: Sightseeing America In Kodachrome

Let’s do a bit of sightseeing across the US with the aid of some Kodachromes. The images cover several sites, ranging from the touristy to the iconic. Some of these have remained practically the same, a few have changed a good deal, and others have disappeared altogether. Whatever the case, I hope they spark a few memories.

We open with Times Square in the lead pic, taken in 1964.

Royal St. New Orleans, 1955.

Chinatown, San Francisco, early ’50s.

Trinity Church, Boston, 1956.

Grand View Ship Hotel, Pennsylvania, 1953.

Fisherman’s Warf, Redondo Beach, August 1953.

TWA Flight Center, JFK Airport, 1963.

Daytona Beach, Florida, 1951.

Café Du Monde, New Orleans, 1953.

Colorado Springs, 1952.

Cliff House, San Francisco, 1954.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1966.

Corn Palace, South Dakota, 1955.

Santa’s Workshop, North Pole, NY 1957.


The images come from the ElectroSpark Flickr page, which does an amazing job retouching old Kodachromes.