Another old film found

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Raphael, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Raphael

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    Hi everyone,

    When hunting for photo antiques I found a Kodak Hawkeye model B with still a 120 film in it !
    It is a very old roll of Agfa Isopan ISS (black and white film).

    I tried to get a consensus over what I read on the net about guidelines for development of such an old film.
    Not very easy. So i finished by processing it 10 min in HC-110 dilution B (1+31), rotating processing in Jobo.

    I think that only a few frame was exposed a long time ago, and only one was surviving. The film base was cribbled by pinholes, but the first image is still clearly here :
    gamin_r.jpg

    I am very happy to see this !

    If ever someone recognizes somebody, please let me know ! :smile: I think this photograph was taken probably in the 1950's or earlier, the toddler is probably a grandfather now !

    Regards,

    Raphael
     
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    Very cool :smile: The ship almost looks like a ghost!
     
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    Is that correct, Raphael?
     
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    Yeah, the little ship looks peculiar.
     
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    Raphael,

    You could try posting the image to reddit. They personify the hive mind.

    Good luck,

    s-a
     
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    Hi Agx,

    Sorry, it's only on the emulsion, the base seems to be intact, it's a misuse of language from my part.

    Regards,

    Raphael
     
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    Amazing to see a photo from so long ago successfully developed!
     
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    Hi, thanks to all for your replies.

    I confess I was pessimistic when I open the processing tank, at the first glance the film on the spool seemed completely dark !
    But when unrolling, I found the very last frame, and it was a good surprise !

    Best regards,

    Raphael
     
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    That's amazing and sad at the same time, someone took such a nice image of their child and never developed it... Kind of sad...


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