4x5 Peelapart Instant Film and other Large Format Photographic topics.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
4X5 of 1936 Hadley Flood
Among a collection of glass plate negatives that record the great Hadley Flood of 1936, was this sheet film negative. I was at first puzzled by the scene of apparently cheery and curious people being held off by armed soldiers until I read about the event, which severely damaged the bridge they are seen on.
Various portions of this previously unseen negative are sharp and as I zoomed around spotted these two girls among the crowd.
The photograph, the thing, survived 70+ years and we can still enjoy it simply by looking at it.