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The Rescued Film Project just got a 1200 roll stash from the 50's
Old 05-22-2016   #1
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The Rescued Film Project just got a 1200 roll stash from the 50's

I love these kind of stories - can't wait to see what kind of things show up on these rolls!

http://rescuedfilmproject.tumblr.com...f-rescued-film
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Maybe he was a cat-fancier!
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Luckily they were not recently confiscated by the DEA and burnt along with the tight bundles of copped Mexican brick schwag.
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No kidding. The packaging on these would not make me think that they might be someone's life's work!!
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How are you going to process. Dentists used film processers in the 70s-80s-90s that would not only take small dental film but also 4x5 or 5x7 film. If you don't have a method call a dental supply company and ask if any aging dentists still have one of these machines.

But I assume if you bought this lots you have a method. Good luck, we all want to see the results.
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All frivolity aside, this could be an exciting find. Someone who went to that trouble must have thought their work worth preserving. Someone who exposed that many rolls back then would probably know what they were doing.
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Old 06-28-2016   #7
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Update - the Rescued Film Project has put together a video with some amazing images of this crazy packaging job

https://youtu.be/Co4TDIIh4V8

They are doing an indiegogo campaign to raise money for film development ($15,000 total, already at ~5000). I'm definitely donating to this out of sheer curiosity!

Indiegogo here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/r...photographer#/
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I'm definitely donating to this out of sheer curiosity!

Indiegogo here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/r...photographer#/
Maybe I should launch an indiegogo campaign. I have a bunch of exposed film from a week long absinthe bender in Ibiza. I have no idea what's on it and am a little worried to find out..
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If you want people to pay for it you need to wrap it up in the egret's down and finest silk, and seal it with the glue of thousands of nordic blue mussels.
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If you want people to pay for it you need to wrap it up in the egret's down and finest silk, and seal it with the glue of thousands of nordic blue mussels.
soooo.. an old Target bag and some duct tape would be a no no?
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It is an interesting endeavor. However, he shouldn't expect another Vivian Meier. Also, there's the rights issues should they try to do something with it, like make a book.
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soooo.. an old Target bag and some duct tape would be a no no?
Ok, I'll bite, as long as it looks scuzzy enough.
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Maybe I should launch an indiegogo campaign. I have a bunch of exposed film from a week long absinthe bender in Ibiza. I have no idea what's on it and am a little worried to find out..
Having just spent $400 to process my own color film backlog, I am thinking the IndieGoGo Campaign might have been a good idea for me too!
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Perhaps this was Vivian Maier's twin brother, Fivian.
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