This week’s roll of found film is a roll of 620 panchromatic that not much is known about, other than that it came from an estate sale near Alliance, Ohio. I had quite a bit of trouble loading it into the developer tank. As I was unrolling it in the dark, it was extremely difficult to separate the film from the backing paper – the tape holding the end on had hardened and broke into little pieces once I could separate the film.
Then the backing paper was completely stuck to the film. So I pulled it off anyway and loaded it into the tank. I decided to soak it in distilled water, and after soaking it in the tank, shook it up and rinsed several times. I was glad to see that the pictures turned out well anyway, with a few fibers still stuck to the film here and there, but not too many missing areas on the film.
Based on when this film produced, the people seen in most of the photos are likely still at an age that they would be living – maybe in their late 50s or 60s today. As always, they have never seen these photos, probably taken by mom or dad. Maybe they will someday.
One of them is this guy.
I like to imagine that here, he is thanking “The Big Guy” for something really Good. But I’m actually not sure the photo is oriented correctly. Is he pointing at something through a car’s sun roof? Is that a millipede walking on top of a sun roof? Did they have sun roofs when this photo was taken? Did they have millipedes?
My favorite pictures on this roll, however, are these. Just a girl and her dog.