View single post by Steve Cunningham
 Posted: Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 07:17 am
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Steve Cunningham

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Grapevine, TX, Texas USA
Don Eckerson and his wife went to Schenectady. They were able to get tons of copies of the records. What I'd love is to see are the photo albums. A VP of GE was into photography. He would take pictures of the GE fans, sometimes alongside a competitor's fan. One picture had an early Pancake beside a Tesla. Another image shows a Coin Op Menominee. Lawrence said each album had about 50 pictures. I asked how many albums they had. He said about 100. I called Schnectady, and spoke with the man over the GE materials. He said they could make copies for me. They send the original photograph to a photographer in town. He takes a picture of the picture. I got the copy. For $25 each. The Library got their original and the negative. I explained the AFCA was a 501c3. Would it be possible for someone to take a digital photo of the original. He said we could probably do that. Then he said Microsoft had been there all summer. They were making a DVD called "The Twentieth Century", and had been accessing the Library materials. I suggested he ask Microsoft to scan those pictures.Then he could sell copies of the books. I think that man left, and new fellow has that job. From Don's experience I'd think he may be eccentric.