The kid in the red hat, to match his red hair, is my oldest brother. I don't know who the child in the blue is, likely one of Great-Uncle John's sons. This is a scan of a Kodachrome slide, taken in the early 1950s. Kodachrome was an amazing technology, the color dyes were added in the processing, not in embedded in the film. The result was amazingly stable color. The later Ektachrome had the color dyes in the film - a system that has proven to not have the same archival life. Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome, the last Kodachrome processing machine was shut down a few years ago, without that key machine the process will not work. We will never get our Kodachrome back. Only time will tell if we will be able to open our digital images in 60 years, or how well they will age.
The darkening around the edges of the image was caused by the lens on the camera. In bright light, the image edges distorted resulting the dark shadow around the edges. Shortly after this was taken my father bought a much better Argus C3, and passed this camera onto his sister Edith (it is probably still in the house in Florida.)
Anyone humming a tune?