Undeveloped 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago

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The Rescued Film Project is an online archive gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. Each image in their archive was rescued from found film from locations all over the world, and came to them in the form of undeveloped rolls of film.



They have the capability to process film from all era's. Even film that has been degraded by heat, moisture, and age. Or is no longer manufactured.


Why do they rescue film?

Every image in The Rescued Film Project at some point, was special for someone. Each frame captured, reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered. The picture was taken, the roll was finished, wound up, and for reasons we can only speculate, was never developed. These moments never made it into photo albums, or framed neatly on walls.

Levi Bettwieser, the photographer behind this project
The Rescued Film Project believe that these images deserve to be seen, so that the photographer's personal experiences can be shared. Forever marking their existence in history.



Undeveloped World War II Film Discovered

The Rescued Film Project discovers and processes 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago.

Una foto publicada por RescuedFilm (@rescuedfilm) el

Una foto publicada por RescuedFilm (@rescuedfilm) el

Una foto publicada por RescuedFilm (@rescuedfilm) el

About the rolls Levi Bettweiser explains:

They are all totally anonymous. We don't know his name. He had a poem and a letter wrapped around a couple rolls of film, but that's all we have.
Text, images and video via rescuedfilm.com | via Colossal


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