|Ralph Reinhold was able to purchase a large cache of
government-issued photos from Kagnew Station, 30 manila envelopes in all, taken
in the mid 60s. Ralph sent me the entire box a few months back to scan and I
will be soon be posting some of those pictures in a reduced format and size on
the web page.
The original scans are in a high-resolution .tif files, most being around 3000 pixels in width. Imagine the average computer monitor is 800-1000 pixels wide in resolution so you can see how large these scans are.
I am creating a DVD of these scans which is about 3.8 gig of images and will be offering them for sale at $20.00, which covers the cost of the DVD disc with a burned-in graphic of Asmara pics and case, padded mailing envelope and postage. The remainder of the proceeds will go to Ralph to help defray the $800.00 cost of purchasing this lot.
Below you will see a sample of what will be on the DVD. There are some great pictures so enjoy this small subset of the group. Click on the thumbnail images to see a larger image.
Rick; I got my DVD Friday Great Job. ******s response to her DVD was one word AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I finally got around to viewing Ralph's DVD. Wow! We have a large hi res screen and was great to see all these images - large.
It is amazing how much money Uncle Sam spent on all those facilities, which were eventually made obsolete by spy satellites a few short years later. I'll bet a spy satellite cost 1/00th of the total money spent "in theater" vs. all these types of facilities all over Europe and Asia, etc., at that time period
Thanks again for the DVD.
Envelope 1Change of Command Ceremony
Zoom in on the exchange of flag. Click to see the full-size of this area of the image.
Envelope 2Tour of Stonehouse construction by the Governor General of Eritrea, September 16, 1964.
Closeup of dish. (Warning--this is a large file, 375KB and almost 1800 pixels wide.)
Note with pictures.
Closeup of the tower in the back of the image.
Photographic documentation of specific interior & exterior areas of the STRATCOM Facility, Asmara, located at Asmara, Ethiopia, photographed during month of March 1965.