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Kodachrome, whose last processor in the world, Dwayne Steinle of Parsons, Kan., unplugged his machine for good on Thursday, worked its wonders inside the cameras of serious shutterbugs for decades after its 1935 debut.

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Boy near Cincinnati, Ohio, photographed by John Vachon some time between 1939 and 1943. The U.S. Farm Security Administration photo project was the first to take advantage of Kodak's revolutionary colour film. During its eight-year existence, the section created the 77,000 black-and-white documentary still photographs (also at the Library of Congress) for which it is world-famous. Beginning in 1939, it created these 644 color documentary still photographs.

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Afghan Girl, shot in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1984. This photo was used for an iconic cover of National Geographic magazine.

aǬ©Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos/Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos

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The last photographic lab in the world that develops Kodachrome is located in Parsons, Kansas. The last frame was taken in a cemetery in that town.

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