In something straight out of a movie, conservators restoring an Antarctic exploration hut discovered a box of unprocessed 100 year-old negatives!
Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust recently unearthed a spectacular find, as they chanced upon a small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives. It was just sitting there, frozen in a block of ice.
These priceless negatives, which were obviously in bad shape, was expertly processed by a Wellington photography conservator. Nigel Watson, executive director of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, was quoted saying “It’s the first example that I’m aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There’s a paucity of images from that expedition.”
If you’d like to see the full story behind this find, as well as the complete photos they were able to process, head on over to the Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand website.
Information for this article was sourced from Imaging Resource