Saturday, January 2, 2010

Photo Negatives Discovery: Before and After




As I was searching through my big box of photos, I came across an old negative envelope. I really don't know how I came to be in possession of it.  There were 7 negative sets with 2 square photos on each one.
I tried to look at them by holding them up to the light and I could make out the outline of several children.
I realized the children were myself, my brother and sister.
I have only seen a few of these photos previously so I am thrilled to have found the negatives!

I looked on-line to see where I could have them developed into photos and discovered that I probably couldn't!
Somewhere in the comments of others....a few had success scanning them and then inverting them with their photo software.
So I cut each negative apart, scanned each one separately and inverted the photos using Picnik.

I was laughing as I saw each photo go from a negative to a real photo!
We were such cute kids too!
I'm the older little girl.
These are from about 1967 or so.
My, how time flies......and
I see how much my grandchildren
resemble all of us as kids.



4 comments:

Sign Of The Dimes said...

I'm glad you found these! You are really cute!!!! Love, your little sis

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a treasure. Was it regular negatives? If so why couldn't a photo lab develop it?

Cheri

emmasgemsvintage said...

These negatives were different than the long strip negatives that I've seen. These were wide and square. I don't think the photo labs these days are equipped for them. Thanks for the comment!!

Life in Egypt said...

So no need to be negative about your find. I only have a couple of photos of me and they are from after the age of 18. not one before as a child And the only time I can remember standing in front of a camera was in A group school photo in 1953 when the Queen of England came to Rhuthlan castle.
I thought the photo was for her viewing. now thats being negative.