Vintage photos by Charles W. Cushman reveal early life through Kodachrome

13 Sep

Charles Weever Cushman, amateur photographer and Indiana University alumnus, bequeathed approximately 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his alma mater.

The photographs in the collection bridge a thirty-two year span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented the United States as well as other countries.

Below are some of my personal favorites. I was inspired to pass along these photos from this recent online post about his 1940’s New York City photos. AMAZING! I copied the NYC photos after the jump for your enjoyment.

A corner of the court Casa de Pico motor lodge San Diego – old town

Casa de Pico San Diego, Calif.
Elephant Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif
The very last word in SF houses — on Washington at Maple [3800 West].
The very last word in San Francisco dwellings. 
Washington at Maple [3800 West].
Wedge-shaped group of buildings along Pacific St east from Walnut
Santa’s Village near Santa Cruz
From top of Excelsior Hotel BEIRUT  Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon   May 1, 1965

Indiana University’s Digital Library Program and the Indiana University Archives invite you to explore what Cushman saw. Here you can view his photographs as well as read contextual information about Cushman’s life and work.

New York City photos by Charles W. Cushman reveal 1940s life in the Big Apple | Mail Online

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