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    Found Films / Photos

    Lately I've been very intrigued with found films / photos. It is interesting to read stories about people buying a kodak brownie box and finding an old roll of film. In turn developing it and coming out with some pretty interesting images. Do you folks have any photos to share of any found films you've encountered? Please share it here.

    I haven't been fortunate enough to run into these, but I have been shopping at vintage shops and have seen many great silver prints of old war portraits, etc..

    Here are some links I've managed to find off a search on yahoo.

    http://gallery.spundreams.net/founds

    http://members.aol.com/jonesdolph/foundphotos.htm



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    I haven't been following photo.net lately, but there was a guy in the Classic Cameras forum who had a real flair for the "found film" genre, and he inspired a number of others to try it. He made up a webpage for each camera and roll, and wrote a story based on the pictures. There was one called something like "An Ansco and a Sucky Vacation" that was particularly good.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Not found any yet but I keep looking in hope.

    The second link was very useful as I rescued some family war photos from the local market a few weeks ago that I'm trying to trace the family of. Maybe it's just me but I feel it's so sad when pictures of a families past go walkabout and maybe those a few generations down the family line would love to own them again.

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    We collect slides and old photo albums. Must have several thousands of them by now. Just happened on another collection today. By now, we're quite used to seeing family life of strangers. Must say it very rarely out of the ordinary. But still, some slides are true treasures.

    You could check out this site, developed by some of our collegues: Time Tales - if I remember well they've got a link section to related website.

    Hope you found this of interest.

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    There is a very active forum over at photo.net on pre-1970s vintage cameras, and lots of posts are about found images. Fascinating stuff (and it can be a little sad, too). It's a nice bunch posting there:

    http://www.photo.net/bboard/forum?topic_id=1903

    and of course they use film!!
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    Medform-norm, Thanks for the link. I am interested in this stuff too.

    I have never found film in any of my purchased cameras. I once found a loose negative in the pages of a book I bought at my local library. It was an old horse drawn fire pump (Hand tub). I was able to see the fire dept. name on the pump. I contacted them and they still have the old pump on display. I made them a 8X10 for their office. I think the neg was from the 1940's and it was from a parade.

    It was fun visiting them and seeing the old pump.

    Regards,
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    In the photo.net Classics forum, look particularly for threads by "Gene M".
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    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Mystery Film inside

    standard disclaimer applies...not my auction...not my friends auction, I'm not bidding, etc...
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    I bought a '70s vintage camera that had a roll of film in it. Turns out, the film showed Jimmy Hoffa being picked up at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Michigan, then being killed. Several men posed with the body before they dumped it into the foundation that was being poured for a building. The construction signs and street signs are fairly sharp in the negs, as are the faces of the men posing with the body.

    Does the film have any value?
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    About 20 years ago I found a bunch of 120 B&W negatives in 7 of those small, old Kodak negative file booklets each with their own slipcase at a garage sale. I just stuck them away in a box where they sat until recently when I came upon them and decided to have a closer look. What I found was not simply the usual family/travel snaps kind of thing, but a very serious photographer. They are dated throughout 1945 and have many of the aesthetic characteristics of the big California shooters of the day. Adams, Weston, etc. They are obviously a cross-country trek this person took and have everything from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone and Yosemite on them. As I said, not your usual travel fare. Lots of interesting angles and obvious attempt at keeping humans out of view. It is quite a body of work - several hundred images of which anyone would be proud. Unfortunately after so long there is no way for me to track the photographer. Whoever it was must have been one of us and was most likely following the hot photographers and trends of the day.

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