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Friday, March 24th, 2006, 01:44 PM

Some pics found online...


www.nuav.net/ colourslides.html

www.nuav.net/ colourslides.html

www.nuav.net/ colourslides.html

www.aredok.se/ storlien.html

www.nrk.no/.../store_ norske/4334290.html

www.krigshistorie.com/ forspillet.htm

Bodø 1940, home.no.net/ norskaud/krig.html

Bodø, http://home.no.net/norskaud/Bilder/STOR_0_RuinBodo.JPG

http://www.vrakdykking.com/bilder/storebilder/narvik%20havn%20og%20malmstation.%20flot t%20oversikt.gif
http://www.vrakdykking.com/ Very interesting links..


www.ebok.no/ showImage.aspx?id=15663

www.maihaugen.museum.no/ lblve/krig/krig.html


Gorm the Old
Friday, March 24th, 2006, 07:42 PM
It is unfortunate that there is so little information available in any of the listed sources about the photographs, especially the color photographs, themselves. For many of them, the name of the photographer, the date, and even the place is not given. Their historical value would be greatly enhanced if such information were available. Anyone interested, as I am, in the history of photography would also lament the lack of technical information about the color photographs. They must have been taken on a color diapositive material because color negative film was unavailable until after World War II. The panorama, at least, has to have been taken on roll film with a swinging-lens panoramic camera. The overexposure of the right-hand side of the image is typical of the effect of lens rebound in such cameras. One swinging-lens camera which might have been used is the No. 1 Panoram Kodak which, by the addition of owner-fabricated bushings, could be used with No. 120 rollfilm. But, what color films were available at the time ? Lumiére Filmcolor was discontinued in 1939, though dealers probably had it in stock in 1940. As far as I know, it was made only in 35 mm. size. Later, there were definitely 35 mm. panoramic cameras of the swinging-lens type, but they were not prone to lens rebound. Dufay Colour film was available in many sizes and remained in production until about 1956. However, there was a color reseau printed on the film base which was coarse enough that I think that it would be visible in the image. I see no sign of it. Kodachrome appeared on the market in 1939 and was available in 35 mm. and sheet film sizes such as 6 X 9 cm. and 9 X 12 cm. in Europe as well as 3¼" X 4¼" and 4" X 5" in the US. It may well have been available in 120 rollfilm. Given that both Filmcolor and Dufay Colour were grainy and slow, it seems likely that this panorama was taken on early Kodachrome. If the slides were taken on 35 mm. film in 2" X 2" mounts, they were probably taken on Kodachrome also, but, if they were in some other format, such as the popular 3¼" X 4" lantern slide format, they could have been taken on any of several color glass plates, such as AGFA color, Autochrome (by then, probably obsolete) or Finlay colour. If the images shown in the post here were reduced from an originally larger format, the coarse color screens used in these processes would be invisible. Still, the technical superiority of Kodachrome would suggest that it would have been used.