Colorama

For forty years, the enormous color transparencies that graced Grand Central Terminal touched the hearts of millions. 565 Coloramas were produced between 1950 and 1990; 36 are reproduced in the exhibition. Most images included were made in the 1960s – arguably Colorama’s heyday and a time of great social change in America. We are pleased to share these Coloramas with a new generation of viewers, who, we hope, will respond, not only as Edward Steichen did in 1950, “agog and smiling, all just feeling good,” but with a thought to how these productions shaped a generation, and its ideas about the world. Colorama is a traveling exhibition organized by the George Eastman House.
, 'Colorama 213, Family with Santa & tree, Brownie Super 27 camera,' Displayed 11/19/62–12/17/62, George Eastman Museum

Donald Marvin

Colorama 213, Family with Santa & tree, Brownie Super 27 camera, Displayed 11/19/62–12/17/62

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, 'Colorama 21, Pirate’s Cove, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas,' Displayed 1/10/66–1/31/66, George Eastman Museum

Hank Mayer

Colorama 21, Pirate’s Cove, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, Displayed 1/10/66–1/31/66

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, 'Colorama 302, Couple in blossoms at Bronx Botanical Gardens,' Displayed 2/19/68–3/11/68, George Eastman Museum

Donald Marvin

Colorama 302, Couple in blossoms at Bronx Botanical Gardens, Displayed 2/19/68–3/11/68

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, 'Colorama 245, Cowboys in Grand Tetons, Wyoming,' Displayed 10/5/64–10/26/64, George Eastman Museum

H. Archer & J. Hood

Colorama 245, Cowboys in Grand Tetons, Wyoming, Displayed 10/5/64–10/26/64

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, 'Colorama 310, Waterskiers, Cypress Gardens,' Displayed 8/5/68–8/26/68, George Eastman Museum

Hank Mayer

Colorama 310, Waterskiers, Cypress Gardens, Displayed 8/5/68–8/26/68

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, 'Colorama 299, Christmas traditional skiers outside village, Burke Hollow, Vermont,' Displayed 12/4/67–12/25/67, George Eastman Museum

Herb Archer

Colorama 299, Christmas traditional skiers outside village, Burke Hollow, Vermont, Displayed 12/4/67–12/25/67

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, 'Colorama 252, Family by fireplace,' Displayed 3/15/65–5/5/65, George Eastman Museum

Norm Kerr

Colorama 252, Family by fireplace, Displayed 3/15/65–5/5/65

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, 'Colorama 244,Mountain Bikers, Olympia National Park & Strait of San Juan De Fuca, Washington,' Displayed 9/14/64–10/5/64, George Eastman Museum

Bob and Ira Spring

Colorama 244,Mountain Bikers, Olympia National Park & Strait of San Juan De Fuca, Washington, Displayed 9/14/64–10/5/64

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, 'Colorama 309, San Diego Zoo, California,' Displayed 7/15/68-8/5/68, George Eastman Museum

Peter Gales

Colorama 309, San Diego Zoo, California, Displayed 7/15/68-8/5/68

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, 'Colorama 239, Taj Mahal, Agra, India,' may 24-2011, George Eastman Museum

Norm Kerr

Colorama 239, Taj Mahal, Agra, India, may 24-2011

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, 'Colorama 285, Discotheque,' Displayed 2/13/67–3/3/67, George Eastman Museum

Neil Montanus

Colorama 285, Discotheque, Displayed 2/13/67–3/3/67

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