Capa's Mexican Suitcase

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by smcd17, Apr 29, 2009.

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    Thanks for posting this. I'd read the story of the suitcase heading to New York a year ago, and had been wondering what they found. I'd really like to see the exhibition of these photographs someday -- surely a book is in the offing.
     
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    It mentions an "acrid" smell of nitrate decomposition. Are they really referring to the vinegar smell of triacetate decomposition?
     
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    Nitrate negatives give off a very irritating odor. I spent several days scanning nitrate negatives a few years back, and it was nasty stuff to handle. These were 8x10" negatives in good condition, too.

    Peter Gomena