Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kodachrome in Korea II



Last month, while cleaning out the study of my late father, Frederick Henry Pape (1929-2017), I found a paper bag containing a number of Kodachrome slides from the early and mid-1950s, taken during his time in Korea and also in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois.  Kodachrome is extremely stable, and the color on these slides is near pristine.  I'll be sharing some of the images over the year.

Unfortunately the mounts on the slides do not have any processing dates, but I know this one was taken sometime between October 9, 1952, and March 7, 1953, because that is the period when he was in Korea with the Air Force.  This is Dad in front of his tent, #19, also known as the "Sans Nookee Tee Pee." Dad said it was "the only tent with a red door in tent alley," because his pilot partner, Captain Milton C. "Milt" Royles, had painted it that color (I posted a photo of him and my dad in front of this tent in May 2014).

The two Korean women may have been "house girls," who were paid to do such tasks as keeping the tent clean, laundry and ironing, and running errands.

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