Friday Factory Tune: Kodachrome

USA Today, “Kodachrome slide film rolls into history“:

After 75 years, the darkroom door has closed for good on Kodachrome, the legendary color slide film that helped document suburban America in the 1960s and ’70s. [Thursday] afternoon, the last processing lab in the world, located in Kansas, stopped accepting rolls to be developed.

Noon local time was the deadline for film to reach Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kan., and the small, family-run outfit was swamped with mail. ABC News reports that Dwayne’s deliveries today included 500 FedEx packages and 18 bags from the Post Office, almost all of which was Kodachrome. After 75 years, the darkroom door has closed for good on Kodachrome, the legendary color slide film that helped document suburban America in the 1960s and ’70s. This afternoon, the last processing lab in the world, located in Kansas, stopped accepting rolls to be developed.

That’s Paul Simon’s song as performed in Tokyo, 1991.

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