Friday, July 15, 2011

My first pictures

This picture was developed from a size 120 Film negative

 When my great grandmother passed away in the 80's one thing recovered was a cardboard box full of envelopes that we thought were pictures, however turned out to be only the negatives. When I stated going this project it was to clean develop (digitally) and archive these negatives. I started this aspect about three years ago but had to stop due to having my own daughter and not wanting her around the chemicals and fumes that were needed to physically clean the negatives before scanning.   


This picture was developed from a size 120 Film negative

I was about to start up with the negatives when all of the other pictures came into my possession, some being the same pictures I recovered from the negatives. What this means is even after I finish with the physical photos, I have HUNDREDS more pictures to go through. 


Large Format Film Negative 

One thing that will come of the negatives is as the picture above this paragraph, there will be photos of people whom we no longer have the original photos. Above is a picture of my great grandmother and her first husband Ollie E. Logan. They were married 10 July 1917 and divorced at some point before  7 July 1926 when she married William Henry Wilson. I have yet to find out any details of the divorce. My mom said she know of next to no pictures of Ollie, so when we find them its pretty exciting. 

Recovered from a size 127 film negative.



8 comments:

  1. How fortunate you are to have all these old family photographs - I am envious! I too love old photography and have started collecting old photos (who knows for what reason). I am currently trying to educate myself on the different types and and how to date them so enjoyed your blog. I look forward to more.

    Teresa Wilson Rogers
    http://forgottenfacesandlongagoplaces.blogspot.com/

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  2. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
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    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family sagas
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  3. You don't detail the process of how you clean and scan the negatives but it sounds time-consuming. I wanted to say that however you are doing it, I'm impressed with the result. The scanned images look clean and clear. I inherited some slides from an aunt, didn't know about scanning them, and just took them to a film store and had prints made. Now I wonder if I could have scanned them.... Welcome to GeneaBloggers.

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  4. Nancy, you need a scanner that is designed to scan them. Luckily there are a variety of machines for slides is vast! I use a Cannon 8600F its on was on the mid end when I fist bought it. Basically you need to have a light in the hood of the scanner and if your lucky a tray that holds the film. Ill do a post on my equipment etc.

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  5. What a great treasure you have. Hopefully you can identify the people as you scan and build your photo library from this great collection you inherited.
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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  6. Greetings and welcome to Geneabloggers.com! I'm a newbie to the community and I can say with certainty that you will enjoy all that this EXCELLENT community has to offer (if you haven't explored the site fully already). WOW! Your photos are FABULOUS! I'm truly impressed by all that you have featured on your blog site so far. Thanks for letting us know your process. Again, welcome!

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  7. I'm excited now, I haven't touched any of the slides that I have from family yet. Sadly some of them have faded to almost nothing, but there are a bunch that are not in that bad of shape. I have the same scanner. Yay! Great job on your blog.

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  8. You can also very carefully clean them with Kimtech wipes and Anti-Stat film cleaner. Just be carefull.

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