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100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica
PETAPIXEL ^ | DEC 27,2013 | DL CADE

Posted on 12/27/2013 6:38:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a box of 22 never-before-seen exposed but unprocessed negatives taken by the group’s photographer has been unearthed in one of those shacks, preserved in a block of ice.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: antarctic; antarctica; ernestshackleton; godsgravesglyphs; history; photo
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1 posted on 12/27/2013 6:38:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

PINGLIST


2 posted on 12/27/2013 6:39:52 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

3 posted on 12/27/2013 6:41:34 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Would they be any good?


4 posted on 12/27/2013 6:41:40 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Are the formulas for processing them still available (or legal)?

/johnny

5 posted on 12/27/2013 6:42:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: driftdiver

frozen, they might be...
but frozen in a block of ice (water first, then froze?) i dont know


6 posted on 12/27/2013 6:42:43 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; a fool in paradise

No negatives 100 years from now from your smarttelephones, folks! Prepare to be completely forgotten and lost to history of Western Civilization!


7 posted on 12/27/2013 6:43:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; a fool in paradise

qoo years from now the word ‘selfie’ will not be understood by the “Americans” all speaking Arabic and worshipping Allah!


8 posted on 12/27/2013 6:45:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Jeez, does anyone still have developer, fixer, etc. around?


9 posted on 12/27/2013 6:46:03 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Revolting cat!

100. I stand by what I meant to say.


10 posted on 12/27/2013 6:46:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Still Thinking

Simple everyday chemicals.


11 posted on 12/27/2013 6:46:58 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My guess is what they mean by unprocessed is that the negatives had not been printed. I do not believe the latent image would remain for 100 years. Then again maybe the cold does keep them.

I know I found a roll of 120 film at my grandmothers which had been lying on top of a safe for over 10 years. I had it processed and there was just the faintest image on two of them and the rest were totally blank.


12 posted on 12/27/2013 6:48:09 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Revolting cat!

my my. What a negative outlook.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 6:48:17 PM PST by digger48
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To: Revolting cat!

If they’re not speaking Chinese.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 6:48:51 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What chilling development!


15 posted on 12/27/2013 6:49:16 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: coydog

I don’t have a dog in that catfight, it’s between the Chinamen and the Airabs!


16 posted on 12/27/2013 6:49:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Won’t they still be “in the cloud”? ... :-) ...


17 posted on 12/27/2013 6:50:56 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

18 posted on 12/27/2013 6:52:06 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Star Traveler
Won’t they still be “in the cloud”?

Excellkent point. I forgot that the 2.5 '' diskette readers are still preserved "in the cloud". 5'' and 8'' too?

19 posted on 12/27/2013 6:53:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Are they positive about that???

What color was the ice back then???


20 posted on 12/27/2013 6:54:31 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono
Equal time (as required by the FCC)


21 posted on 12/27/2013 6:55:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JoeProBono

Every FReeper needs to read the inspiring story of Ernie Shackleton.

http://www.amazon.com/South-Endurance-Expedition-Ernest-Shackleton/dp/0451198808

(The sad part is most of the guys who survived this incredible ordeal died as soldiers in WW1.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 6:56:43 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Uncle Chip
What color was the ice back then???

In some places:


23 posted on 12/27/2013 6:57:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Global warming at the pole as German tourists take a dip


24 posted on 12/27/2013 6:58:58 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Very cool.

I don't remember the year now, but it aired on a very hot summer as a mini-series on PBS. Just imagining the cold and the intriguing story of the arctic explorers kept me cooled off.

Of course that was back when I used to watch TV, back when I was for the most part - a lib myself. It was a race between Shackelton and a Norwegian guy I can't recall.

No. There it is; Scott and Amundsen.

25 posted on 12/27/2013 6:59:26 PM PST by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: nascarnation

Great book and a great leader.

Lansing’s account is also excellent.

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/078670621X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388199567&sr=8-1&keywords=shackleton


26 posted on 12/27/2013 6:59:51 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Still Thinking

Its still available but a tad more expensive than its once was.

the cold’s effect on the negatives....may be problematic I dont know.


27 posted on 12/27/2013 6:59:55 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Enjoyed the article immensely. Thanks for the post, and the ping.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 7:00:24 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Revolting cat!

qoo years from now the word ‘selfie’ will not be understood by the “Americans” all speaking Arabic and worshipping Allah!

Damn, I thought a selfie was what obamaramadingdong did when Reggie wasn’t available.


29 posted on 12/27/2013 7:01:01 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The bad news is all they contain are pictures of penguins in black-and-white.


30 posted on 12/27/2013 7:02:34 PM PST by MNDude
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I wish the stack of negatives as discovered was a linkable photo but it is available here:

link to the photo of the stack of Negative

Im astonished there were any sort of exposures left on them
31 posted on 12/27/2013 7:11:06 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
At least one photo made it:


32 posted on 12/27/2013 7:18:08 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Musta been a Koldak camera he used


33 posted on 12/27/2013 7:21:38 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

34 posted on 12/27/2013 7:29:14 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“unearthed”???

Shouldn’t that be “thawed out”?


35 posted on 12/27/2013 7:30:18 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: yarddog

> I do not believe the latent image would remain for 100 years. Then again maybe the cold does keep them.

Four years ago, a friend found a box of color 8mm movie film in his attic. They were 40 years old and never developed. His son begged him to develop them and he finally got them developed. 1/3 of them were worthless. The other 2/3s were as if they had only been taken the day before. They were perfect.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 7:30:22 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: Flag_This

And the blood goes spurting “shpppooosh”


37 posted on 12/27/2013 7:33:27 PM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: BuffaloJack

There is a way to special process film which has been exposed for a very long time. Of course it is much more difficult than just running it through the processing machine.


38 posted on 12/27/2013 7:34:15 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Bump


39 posted on 12/27/2013 7:40:15 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; a fool in paradise

The negatives can be developed, your 5, 6 year old floppies cannot be read. Tragedy, as the Everly Brothers sang (whose 33 1/3 RPM disks can still be read.)


40 posted on 12/27/2013 7:43:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Finally SEÑOR RIVERA WE FIND OUT WHAT WAS REALLY IN THAT SAFE....AND NO THANKS TO YOU! AEEEEEEE....CHIHUAHUA....!


41 posted on 12/27/2013 7:49:35 PM PST by jimsin
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To: thecodont

It is indeed, an excellent account!


42 posted on 12/27/2013 8:40:12 PM PST by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a find! Amazing they were able to retrieve the images after so long, and from such a condition.


43 posted on 12/27/2013 8:41:39 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
No. There it is; Scott and Amundsen.

Yep. Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole. Scott died on the way back from the Pole, after realizing he'd lost the race. When Amundsen was informed Scott had died, he realized that no one would remember HIM, they'd only remember Scott's fatal attempt. Sadly, he was right; no one made a major motion picture about him getting to the Pole first.

44 posted on 12/27/2013 8:47:00 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Mastador1

FYI....it’s customary to put quotes around comments by others (or italicize them) when re-posting them in a new comment.


45 posted on 12/27/2013 10:27:49 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

http://www.nzaht.org/AHT/antarctic-photos/


46 posted on 12/27/2013 11:22:15 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

It was called The Last Place on Earth - the race between Scott & Amundsen. It’s available on DVD. Wonderful, if revisionary, look at Scott of the Antarctic.


47 posted on 12/28/2013 3:24:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: yarddog

I would imagine these were glass negatives.


48 posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:03 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Revolting cat!
No negatives 100 years from now from your smarttelephones, folks! Prepare to be completely forgotten and lost to history of Western Civilization!

No worries - the NSA will have a copy! ; p

49 posted on 12/28/2013 6:05:16 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yup.

When the global network of computers crashes (and there is no reason to assume it can’t) a LOT of data will be lost forever.


50 posted on 12/28/2013 7:44:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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