I got so lucky this weekend and saved from the dump a whole tray of 35 mm slides of the Seattle World’s Fair. What is so exciting about this find is most of the slides are privately produced, which will yield never before seen views. There are even slides of the grounds about 3 months after the fair ended. A few were professionally done and those are kind of pinky in tone. I am going to pick out all the good slides and have them converted to digital. Stay tuned for more on them.
I actually bought two trays of slides with 150 in each. One of them is about 60% Seattle Worlds Fair. The rest are great historic photos of Seattle, including Pike Place Market and Seafair Hydroplane races. The second tray is more Seattle in the 1960s but not near as interesting.
Here are a few samples of the Worlds Fair slides: