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The Rescued Film Project

By Posted in - Preserving Photos on January 12th, 2018 0 Comments The Rescued Film Project

My passion is helping people save their photos, keeping them safe so that you have them to enjoy today and tomorrow.

In this journey, I’ve come across The Rescued Film Project and I wanted to share what I’ve learned with you.

What is The Rescued Film Project?

The Rescued Film Project is an online archive gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930’s and late 1990’s. Each image in the archive was recovered from found film from locations all over the world, and came to the project in the form of undeveloped rolls of film.

The Rescued Film Project has the capability to process film from all eras along with film that has been degraded by heat, moisture, and age or is no longer manufactured.

Why Rescue these Images?

Each frame captured reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered. The picture was taken, the roll was finished, wound up, and for some reason it was never developed. These images deserve to be seen.

Film is an organic material that degrades over time. This group is committed to rescuing as many images as possible before they’re all gone.

According to the website, they have rescued over 18,000 images. Visit the website or their Facebook page to see some of the images that have been rescued.

Check it out on Facebook, too!

(The feature image was downloaded from The Rescued Film Project’s Facebook page.)

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