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« on: September 12, 2012, 04:45:51 PM »

Newly discovered. Dates from 1902. Just incredible!

I guess Calvin's dad was wrong about the world being only black and white back then...

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 05:58:53 PM »

That is amazing.  Looking at those little children and realizing that they would be over 110 if they were still alive - WOW!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 07:04:31 PM »

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Very impressive to put it mildly.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 01:33:05 AM »

Newly discovered. Dates from 1902. Just incredible!

I guess Calvin's dad was wrong about the world being only black and white back then...

The film archivist in me stands up and says WOW!  Cheers

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 02:42:53 AM »

This is amazing! Just think of all the other pieces of film out there we haven't discovered yet. Who knows what we haven't seen? There could of been an even older color film than this floating out there.

We're gonna have to find everything eventually though, or at least all surviving films.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 10:56:09 AM »

Cool!  It's good when lost films are found; when it's historically significant, that's even better.

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 08:18:13 PM »

Pretty sure the first color film was likely animated. So was this the first live-action color film? Fascinating.

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