Today I went to a Pike Township Historical Society meeting. Joe Wagle of New Augusta shared a couple of 3 minute 8mm color movies his Dad made in 1956. One was of the May 1956 flood at Traders Point. The movies are in living color. The stills below are grainy (my apologies) and were shot directly from the tv screen as I paused the dvd (Joe had transferred the movie to DVD so that he could share it with our group and he gave me a copy of the cdr.) I chose to go with stills because it allowed me to freeze frame the best images of the movies. But there may be merit in posting the movies and I may do that at a later date. It’s kind of fun to look at the journey these images have had: first they were filmed in 8 mm. At the time they would have been sent out for development, returned to the customer on a small reel, placed by the customer on a projector at home, projected onto a wall or screen, and put away for who knows how long (in this case about 55 years). Joe transferred them to DVD so that he could save them as digital images and record to a computer as digital files. The CDR he gave me was made on I-Movie. Then I used my iphone to record these images that were frozen when I paused the movie at the images I wanted to capture. I then emailed the images to my gmail account, cropped and enhanced the images in paint.net and posted them to this blog.