In this installment we visit a variety of places that Dick photographed. You will also see a couple of celebrities from the era, who I'm sure you will recognize.
My comments have not been thouroughly researched. It is the pictures, after all.
This frame follows a slide previously seen in this series.
Lyndon Baines Johnson, leaving a government building probably in Boston. Here he appears to be acknowledging the public as he heads for his limo in May 1968. The detail photo on the right shows the camera (indeed, a TLR as suggested) used by the photographer seen in the photo on the left. It appears that he is using the sports finder, and has a hood on the taking lens.
The man closest to the camera in this May 1968 slide appears to be none other than Jack Benny. The other gentlemen are not known to me.
To those of us in New England this is certainly a trite scene. This is the gristmill at Longfellows Wayside in in Sudbury, Massachusetts. If you are a wedding photographer in Central Massachsuetts, you will have spent weeks of your life here.
Fort Ticonderoga, New York. Lots of American Revolutionary War history here at this scenic location on Lake Champlain. The original August 1959 slide was well underexposed, and I failed to properly control the blue in PS. My apologies.
Let's go tilting!
While not certain, I think this is the windmill at Acushnet, Massachusetts.
I guess the lack of fabric on the blades is deliberate.
"Hey mister, that thing got a hemi?"
I think so. Apparently leaning toward the artistic, the Chrysler exhibit at the New York World's Fair in 1964 gave the spark plug wiring a humorous twist.
The Kodak exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair appears to be a huge slide projector. Kodachrome was King!
I lied. It's really airplanes, not "things". You're not surprised, are you? Boston's Logan airport is New England's largest airline hub. It's natural that Dick Cull, who lived an hour away would occasionally be there. The shots below are particularly interesting to me in that they show the dawn of the jet age. These old Kodachromes reveal a lot in regards to aviation history.
The American public has had little use for turboprop aircraft of any sort. In spite of this bias, there have been several technically excellent turboprop types that have served the country for a long time. Though it started life as a piston job, the Convair 580 series, exemplified by the one in this photo was an outstanding design. This one appears to be waiting for a VIP to board. To the left is a National Airlines Douglas DC-6.
Two ageing American Airline DC-6 prop jobs pass judgement on the new kid on the block in this July 1965 photo, as a Boeing 720-025 of Eastern Airlines makes its noisy ascension from East Boston. I love this shot, it catches the technological transition almost perfectly.
A Boeing 707-123 taxies in to the gate at Logon airport in a slide dated August, 1960. The aircraft is an early Boeing 707, not yet modified with taller tail or turbofan engines. The ramp agent's orientation, parallel to the terminal, tells us this is before the advent of jetways which require aircraft to park nose-in.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to learn the brand of 35mm camera that Dick Cull used when taking these photos. I have seen an image of him with a large 35mm SLR, but this was likely in an 8mm movie sequence. Some of his slides give me the impression he may have used a telephoto lens in later scenes.
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