Re: Swayback Reefers


That’s a quirk of the film emulsion chemistry.

Some very vivid color combinations that are easy to see the difference between in real color, turn into very similar grays in the old B/W film chemistry.

Look here, and you’ll see that very different looking orange, yellow, and green as colors, convert to almost identical grays in the old B/W film renderings.

the isolated image..

Isn’t that a mind-blower ?

Those cars could be very vividly colored in the full-spectrum world.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Dec 30, 2015, at 8:11 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee'  wrote:

Curious that you can read B&O on the car to the left of the reefers, but not a thing on the reefers themselves . . .




Subject: [STMFC] Swayback Reefers


The image link below is from the Seattle Municipal Archives and shows a string of reefers on Railroad Avenue. The date is July 19, 1917.
 Click on the link below and then click on the link below the image to see the TIF version and better details.

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