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October 25, 2011

Fantastic Kodachrome Photos of the American Southwest during the 1950s

During the 1950s, Martin Karplus, a Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics at Harvard, captured the lush hues of the Southwest’s culture and landscapes during his travels there as a post-doctorate fellow.

Kodachrome may be gone, but its vivid color qualities lives on through his works. The richly-hued images that he captured on Kodachrome during his visit are a reminder of why this part of the country has always been so romanticized, particularly by creative types; from the sweeping vistas of golden sand and rock formations to the impossibly blue skies, it’s a beautiful backdrop filled with an unlikely mix of wide-eyed tourists, recent settlers, and the Native American people who have always called the area home.

(via Flavorwire)


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