Very old and historic Cirkut negatives discovered in Ogden
OK, they don't have the drama of those frozen negatives found in Antarctica that everyone is raving around, but I just discovered some long-lost Graflex Cirkut negatives taken of Ogden, Utah, in 1901.
They are commercial negatives, taken by a professional who marketed images to stereo view folks and others. I work in Ogden's Union Station museums and always assumed the negatives from these amazing views were long gone.
But they aren't. They were in our collection all along. A couple are 10 inches wide and 20 inches long. We aren't going to try to make prints, but we were able to make high quality scans.
Here's a couple samples, and here's a link to my blog that tells the whole story:
the lower negative is 10 inches wide and 20 inches long.