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:
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.
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:
And then there’s this odd elephant:
And, as far as I can make out, a pile of human 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:
And even this very difficult-to-make-out photo made sense once I figured out which way it was oriented correctly:
That’s right – it’s the riverboat ride!
See more “found film” at this link.