Two Time Capsules
Most of my found films now come from visitors to this
website. I don't buy many wretched old cameras anymore
and my old camera "contacts"
are either out of business or residing in Box City.
Two rolls came to me some time ago. For a variety of reasons
they languished in a shoe box here.
Kodak must have sold billions and billions of rolls of
Verichrome and Verichrome Pan. I get far more of those film
types than any other.
The first roll came from Madison, WI. It was found in a
Verichrome Pan - 620.
Time is relentless of course. It has no regard for anything.
It moves along and we go with it.
No matter who we are, time affects us the same way.
Snapshots capture perhaps 1/100 of a second of time. They
record that very, very, small instant of our personal
timelines as it rushes on.
This roll of Vpan came from a camera collector in Eubank, KY
Yes, there was a time when the only way to personally record
what was on your T.V. was to take a picture of it.
That was the case with this fairly significant event. "Get
the camera Harry." "They're on The Moon !"
I used my father's 8mm movie camera to film rock groups on
Ed Sullivan a few times. No sound. Just jittery images.