Sunday, June 22, 2014

Free 8x10

I found the following stamped on the back of a photograph from the mid 1920s.

Free 8x10 Enlargement

In 2014, in the era of digital photography, film processing “Kodak Finishing” is largely a thing of the past.  This makes me wonder how much Kodak Finishing one got for a dollar 90 years ago.  Also, how much would an 8x10 enlargement have cost without the special deal?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

609 Pound Soldier

When I found the World War II Army Enlistment Record for Woodrow Grider, I was surprised to see his weight listed as 609.  Since these were US records, I’m assuming it’s pounds instead of kilograms -- 609 kilograms would be 1343 pounds!


Even at 86 inches (7 feet 2 inches), 609 pounds would be gigantic.  I seriously doubt that World War II US Army uniforms came in XXXXXXXXL.