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I think they stopped lacquering Kodachromes on the emulsion side around
1972, so that could be the difference you're seeing in susceptibility to
mold growth.


On 7/14/08 10:53 AM, "Christina Z. Anderson" <zphoto@montana.net> wrote:

> You know what is interesting?  The mold is not on the ones from the early
> 60's but the ones from late 70's, so I wonder if Kodak quit putting formalin
> or something in their Kodachromes.  All were stored in the same place. Or
> maybe the storage boxes changed...who knows, but the molded ones would
> require so much digital touchup it is not worth it.  BUT they're great "alt"
> shots, heheheheheh.
> Chris
> Chris,
> Keep the moldy slides away from the rest of your stuff! In a different
> building if possible! With that many slides and negatives you'll
> definitely need to sept up something faster than a scanner. I would
> rig up a dslr copy devise, like a good macro lens or an enlarging lens
> on bellows, and zip through them quickly.
> I've found some of my old negatives silvering out. Not fun trying to
> rescue them either.
> Sam