Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/30

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Subject: [Leica] family pictures and good cameras
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat Jun 30 17:22:58 2007
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I can appreciate what a job you have set out for yourself.  I digitized all 
of the family photos that I could find, and shared them with relatives. 
However, since I was born in 1930, photos were a luxury and are in short 

I'm currently working to digitize my own photos from 1952 forward. At 
present, I'm working on slides, and try to do one box of slides each day. 
It's a chore, but I believe it is a worthwhile project.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Reid" <>
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Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 7:02 PM
Subject: [Leica] family pictures and good cameras

> One of my projects for 2007 has been to digitize all of my parents' old 
> family photographs and make them accessible to relatives who aren't ever 
> going to see and touch the physical albums that my mother has so carefully 
> organized and classified. There are a lot of negatives; I try to spend 90 
> minutes each day working on them.
> I cannot tell you how grateful I am that my parents decided in 1951, 
> shortly before my 2nd birthday, to buy a Rolleiflex (Automat 6x6 - Model 
> K4/50) and learn how to use it properly. These thousands of negatives, 
> pretty much all shot on Plus X, are very high quality and show what people 
> really looked like.
> I did tell my mother of my gratitude, but I'm further expressing that 
> gratitude by doing all of this digitizing. Here's a picture of my mother 
> taken in December 1952, printing Rollei negatives in the Officer's club 
> darkroom at Naval Ordnance Test Station in China Lake, California.
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