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    Very Old Darkroom Discovered Untouched

    Hello All: I do not know if this is a good place to put it but, I am gonna post it here....


    I have read an article that Luis Nadeau sent out about a Darkroom that had not been touched from 1840's to 1855... The photographer died in 1855 and ever since his mysterious death in 1855 the family closed the doors and left it closed for over a century untouched and unseen.... The last heir discovered it and its a long story but click on the link to read more but I warn you its in French... I translated the article so I could read it...

    Just to tell you a little more about it, they found over 400 books and hundreds of chemical bottles still unused and in original bottles...

    They show a pic of the darkroom....

    I would love to be there giving them a hand cataloging all the items... I think its an amazing find... I hope they preserve it and maybe it will be one of the tourists spots in France....

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    http://www.lejsl.com/actu/setl/20070529.JSA0343.html

    here is the link oopps forgot to add it

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    Wow what a find. Should make the darkroom a museum.

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    Try this -- the translation is not bad.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools
    Michael McClellan
    Documentary Photographer
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    http://www.MichaelMcClellan.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmcclellan View Post
    Try this -- the translation is not bad.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools
    Thank you for the translation.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    An astounding find.

    I loved “all is hustled in the head in only one moment."
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    Very cool! It's only missing a mummified photographer. I see they think the owner may have died of the chemicals, and that's why the relatives sealed the room.

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    Photos!
    I want to see more photos!
    I want to see those books they're talking about!
    What a find! Considering that France went through two wars, it's a wonderful discovery.

    Marc

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    Thanks for an incredible 'heads up'.

    As soon as I can persuade them to let me in, I'M THERE!

    Cheers,

    R.

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    They might need to make it a museum, then once a year we can have an apug pilgrimage to the site

    I hope someone can post more pics.

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