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I have been a fairly serious amateur photographer for a long time. How long? Let’s put it this way. When the films described in the video below were new, so was my interest in photography.
The Rescued Film Project was created to rescue and save old films before the images on them disappear forever. The project was given 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago. It was not at all clear whether there were latent images, or if there was, could they be saved. This remarkable photographer undertook a labor of love, saving the images and digitizing them.
Now, the search is on for the people and places depicted in the old photos.
Here is the LINK to their website.
They also have a page where people can contribute to their work.
This is Morning Open Thread. Grab your cup, pull up a chair, sit a spell and share what’s on your mind today.