has an article describing the final days of the legendary slide film Kodachrome. The last roll will be processed next week. Check out the article HERE about Dwayne’s Photo, in Parsons, Kansas, which was the last lab to offer processing for Kodachrome having purchased enough chemicals from Kodak to allow them to continue processing the film through the end of 2010.

During the past week Dwayne’s employees kept the last Kodachrome processing machine operating 24 hours a day filling orders as the announced deadline for accepting orders of December 30 approached.  On Thursday Dwayne’s received 18 bags of U. S. mail and 500 packages via FedEx, enough work to keep them processing around the clock until sometime next week.

… a railroad worker who had driven from Arkansas to pick up 1,580 rolls of film that he had just paid $15,798 to develop

… an artist who had driven directly here after flying from London to Wichita, Kan., on her first trip to the United States to turn in three rolls of film and shoot five more before the processing deadline

The story is well worth the read!

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