Photographer Discovers 1,200 Rolls of Unprocessed Film from the 1950s

Levi Bettwieser acquired this amazing time capsule from East Chicago, Indiana. A photographer known only as Paul had snapped pictures of American life during the 1950s--fully 1,200 rolls of pictures. Then he wrapped the rolls in tin foil and athletic tape, then labelled these packages with photographic details, such as light modifiers and the cameras used. These packages were placed in cigar boxes, which were in turn packed carefully inside more tape, foil, and newspaper.

The mysterious Paul created a time capsule, then disappeared.

Levi Bettwieser is now slowly and carefully excavating the find. He calls his efforts the Rescued Film Project.

-via My Modern Met


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