Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rediscovered Negatives: Im Augenblick

U.S. Routes 180 & 62, Seminole, Texas, November 2007

This defunct drive-thru window was outlasted by the roll of Kodak Panatomic-X 32 ASA film on which it was captured.  Over the years, I acquired quite a stock of this beautiful fine-grain black-and-white film.  The owners before me kept it in the freezer, and so did I upon purchase from eBay.  This particular roll of film "expired" in May, 1969 (which means it was probably manufactured in May, 1966 -- when I was but a baby boy of one!), but was not exposed until late 2007 and developed just yesterday.

I wonder how many "memory sticks" and cards will survive that long. (/sarcasm).