Found Film: The Happiest Place on Earth

It has been some time since the last time I wrote a “normal” found film post – i.e., one which hadn’t yet been developed.  In fact, since October, I have been sharing a box of already-developed found film shot by the late Raymond Albert.  I had a bunch of film piling up, and I have developed a bunch of them, but most have come out blank.  So this hobby is getting expensive.  But I did finally get something from a roll of 127 film:DSC03704

This roll likely dates from the 1960s, when 127 film had its heyday in cheap plastic cameras with star/rocket/flash/fun/magic in their names. After that, the Instamatics took over, with their 126 cartridges.  This particular roll has a clue, in the form of a car and a hairstyle.  Both say 1960s.

Posing with the Car

That’s a 1961 Cadillac in the background.

But then the other photos were a bit confusing.  There’s this one here, with something in the water:

Disney Water Feature?

And then there’s this odd elephant:


And, as far as I can make out, a pile of human skulls:

Faint Skulls

And finally the mystery is solved, when this photo makes its way from the scanner to my screen:


It’s the Happiest Place on Earth!

Once I figured that out, I was able to sort out that this was one of the rides:

Scary Ride

And even this very difficult-to-make-out photo made sense once I figured out which way it was oriented correctly:

Disney Riverboat

That’s right – it’s the riverboat ride!

See more “found film” at this link.

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