Dream Pictures: hand-tinted glass travelogue slides by Branson DeCou
April 14, 2012 3:32 AM Subscribe
Moscow of 1931
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is a collection of hand-tinted lantern slides by Branson DeCou, an American photographer and travelogue lecturer who traveled the world for 30 years before his death in 1941. You can view more of the DeCou corpus online at the Branson Decou Archive
at the University of California, Santa Cruz where they've been attempting to sort, preserve, identify and digitize 10,000 DeCou slides received in 1971, a gift referred to the university chancellor by photographer Ansel Adams.
Available online so far are images of Italy
, and California
(though the carousel app on this page
also includes photographs from other locations, and loads different images when you refresh the page; click on individual images to view).
Like many university/library/museum digital collections, these can be a bit fiddly to navigate and view, so if you'd like to simply and easily scroll some pages of pretty images, this Russian language site has 13 pages of DeCou images
from various locations.