Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Recycling Historic Slides

Oregon Historical Society

The situation is I have hundreds of embedded slideshows using deprecated Flash technology, which the browsers are warning they're discontinuing the supporting of. So I try going back and fixing them, updating to the new method. The slides are still there, organized in albums. At the time of this writing that is.

Gus Frederick is a curator of Homer Davenport cartoons, as a fellow resident of Silverton, Oregon. Davenport worked for the Hearst publishing empire among others, long story, achieving fame and glory for his talent and influence. He was a horse nut, imported some Arabians from Mesopotamia.

As something of a curator myself, why not revisit this history? Gus is a skilled videographer and also satirist. I admire his work.