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Hip 60's slide show with stories turned on, tuned in, dropped out.  Ektachrome 127-size photos scanned and gifted to City of Seattle.
Hip 60's slide show with stories turned on, tuned in, dropped out. Ektachrome 127-size photos scanned and gifted to City of Seattle.
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Thanks, Again!

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Dear Backers,

Seattle Public Library Special Collections Curator, John LaMont, to me, yesterday: 

I wrote up a short description for your slide collection, created a landing page, adjusted some settings, and you can see the results here:

 http://cdm16118.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16118coll18  

There are only 629 images uploaded so far, but take a look and see what you think. I have more work to do on the metadata (finalizing titles, identifying coordinates, adding subject headings, etc.) before I upload the remaining, and have some corrections to make on those already uploaded, but I hope you’ll be pleased.

My reply to John:

I'm pleased beyond words!  

My message to you, dear patient and forgiving backers: 

May you be just as pleased as I, once you've seen what you helped to bring about.. I will continue to write, and work with John on the collection. Whatever more becomes of our effort, you deserve to take pride in its good features. The flaws are all of my own. On either point, I'd welcome to hear from you, 

Your friend,

Jack Large

Reboot, Refresh or Shut Down?

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Progress!

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Friends, the news is all good!

The color slide collection of photographs lodged at Seattle Public Library has, (with the exception of a stray sheet of twenty panels lost in the shuffle here at my desk, and now in the post), been scanned and uploaded to the server there.

I have downloaded most of them, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I remain gratitude to each of you, the project backers, and to SPL's John LaMont, whose arrival on the scene came in the nick of time to keep the trolley on the wires, solve the problems and complete the exchange. 

Each exchange with John, in the months since he took over in Seattle, has left me feeling better than before. I confess my mood had shaded to pessimistic; I was discouraged to the point of thinking we might have to start over. It would meant more delay in the fun (for me) writing the narrative that, once properly done, and collated with the photos, would confer meaning on the whole in excess of the sum of its two parts. 

 Along with the writing, there is work yet to be done. Thanks (again) to John Lamont’s efforts, it goes forward, I am in the process of ordering and distributing the photograph rewards. Each one of a couple dozen must be selected and ordered separately. If you are expecting a print, but haven't stated a preference, I will select what I hope will be a the shot that suits you. Your input is still invited, if you haven't been notified that your print is waiting.  

 I’m pleased to offer additional 8x8 and 8x10 prints at the cost of printing and mailing to qualified backers. Others may obtain prints for $30 each, prepaid. Chapter Six of the book, "Three Sheets in the Wind" is shaping up. It will be the next update here, and available to backers only. If you like what you’ve read so far, you should find the rest even better (or I'm losing it). If not, your critique is invited. I have a thick skin; feel free to write the truth or try, anyway. That's what I do. 

Stay cool and warm,

Jack

Three Sheets in the Wind: Chapter 5

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Joy!

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