Frisco Archive - ANNOUNCEMENT

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by FriscoCharlie, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter


    A day that we have dreaded is here.

    The Frisco Archive has posted every day since its inception in 2013 - almost five years. This has really been a colossal undertaking.

    We are running low on content to post. We are not out of content but we are getting near the end.

    In order to keep posting we need money, or better yet, a large collection of slides. Some folks have told us that they will not share their slides or photos. Ok, your choice. I'm proud of what we've done anyway.

    We will continue to post. Not everyday until we get more content but there is more to come.

    Thanks so much for your support.

  2. fredpavey

    fredpavey Member

    It's unfortunate that there may be slides or photos out there that folks refuse to share with a non-profit organization that shares same with other interested parties. Surely they don't expect a large financial benefit from hanging on to them.
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  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm tapped out on photos, etc.
  4. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Charlie, you can use my photos of Frisco 1522 for the Archives. You said before that you would have to resize them, is that still true or would it be possible considering needing photos for the Archives? I can give you five right now and several others at a later date.


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    1522 East of Wyandotte

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    Heading West towards Fairland

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    Water fill in Fairland

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    Water check

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    Pit crew working on the drive wheels

    Edit: Added photos description
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Greg has all of my slides. Donated them to via Greg right before we moved to Florida in Sept 2016.
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  6. Steamnut

    Steamnut cinder sniffer

    I don't understand the "I won't let anyone else see my stuff" mentality. I've known enough folks who have passed on and had their collection end up in the trash can because no one in the family cared. If that's your way of thinking, well, so be it. You'll get a lot more credit with your name attached to an image in the public eye than attached to a pile of cellulose at the bottom of the landfill.

    Sorry for the rant. The thread touched a nerve. :D
  7. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Unfortunately there is a lot of this type of hoarding...when I was a union rep everytime I went to Springfield or somewhere on Frisco territory someone would say "you otta see what I got in my basement...Roger
  8. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    I’ve got a few slides in my collection I have not shared, either by posting here or by allowing them to be posted on the archive.

    The reason I have not shared these is I am not sure of the copyright situation... ( I.e. did I purchase the copyright or not... it’s a really cloudy subject sometimes... ).
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  9. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    I have a handful of caboose slides that I have bought from ebay over the years and would love to see them on the archive, always meant to send them in. The copyright is of no concern to me. what address can we mail them to?
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  10. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    For decades, I've been of the opinion my photos/slides weren't good enough quality to "go public". Some of them were requested for publication decades ago, but were rejected because the technical quality wasn't up to the author's standards.

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  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    We would take a chance.

    I will drop you a PM.

    Our standards are what you see on the Archive. :)
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  12. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Slides only, or scans of original photos okay, also?

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  13. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Got it. Mailing them out tomorrow
  14. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    If you can scan in large format and send them via Dropbox, etc., that is fine.
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  15. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I like that Fred, we still have folks who think that Million Dollar slide is right around the corner. For the Dollar !
  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    A lack of posts recently due to my work schedule folks. In a few days we will be back to daily posts.

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  17. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Copyright issues normally arise when images are used as part of a for-profit venture (e.g., the Frisco Vol. 3 effort). Posting them on a non-profit web site that is primarily seen by a limited number of members may or may not be a problem in the strictest sense, but I seriously doubt whether the original photographer, if indeed he or she can be identified, is like to raise much of a stink. Worse case, we might have to take the image down.

  18. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    A while back on eBay someone was paying top dollar for Frisco slides, once folks knew they could get $100+ per slide that's when the really good stuff started to show up for auction...There is a LOT of stuff out there being held back for whatever reason...Roger

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