Enter Wolverine*! Not X-men to the rescue, but a small, relatively cheap, easy to use device that can digitize your slides, negatives, and movie formats into still photos. This was the key to my treasure chest. It was like opening up a long lost photo album. I've spent/wasted the better part of an afternoon now carefully threading brittle film from almost 50 years ago through the small Wolverine. I'm addicted!
A few of the Super 8 digital images follow from my parents 1966 wedding. Mom and her dad together, my grandmother's sly smile, those things the bridesmaids had on their heads!!
The slide conversions fare a little better as the quality of photos were superior to movies. Here's a few of those from a 1955 trip my mom and her family took to Disneyland - she was 11. The obligatory annoyed family group shot, priceless!
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