Finding and buying a century-old camera sure is exciting. And when that camera has a roll of film inside… Well, it makes the excitement much greater! Mychal Watts recently found a 1923 Kodak 2 Folding Autographic Brownie camera. He was happy to buy this piece of photographic history, but even happier to discover film inside. He even managed to develop it after all this time and save two photos that were on it. Mychal shares his story with DIYP, as well as the photos that he managed to save after they spent almost 100 years on an undeveloped film.
When I was a kid, I always fantasized about finding treasure in my home’s attic one day. Well, David J. Whitcomb did. When he bought a building, he discovered a 100-year-old photo studio inside of it and a bunch of prints from the late 19th and early 20th century. Now that’s what I call treasure!
I find stores of found negatives and accidentally discovered master photographers to be really exciting. And today, I’ve discovered another story like this thanks to Dylan Scalet. He is a man who, sadly, never met his grandfather. But he has met him through his photographic work which he decided to share with the public. Dylan has scanned over 5,000 of his grandfather’s negatives so far, and oh man, am I happy that he shared them with the world! I’m also happy that he decided to share some of them with DIYP, along with the story about his grandfather and his hobby he was so good at.