Egypt & Istanbul vacation on 35mm nitrate, 1937 Kodak Panatomic X

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    I am currently scanning through 10 35mm rolls, altogether containing about 300 photos.
    These rolls are Kodak Panatomic X on nitrate base, and contain photos from a 1937 trip to Egypt and Istanbul.
    The photos were taken by dutch professor v.d Plaats

    3 of the rolls are in good condition, the others in fair and bad shape. Some have a brown tint, others are turning dark. Perhaps the silver is oxidizing? the pictures are still recognizable, and hopefully with the power for digital enhancements I can get some good results out of the worse rolls.

    The rolls:
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    Each roll was/is stored in its own aluminum container.

    Here is the archive, note this is a work-in-progress:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/161307915@N03/albums/72157696452235130

    Some scans so far:
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    Scans done at 4000 DPI with Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED and vuescan software.

    Tell me what you think of the photos and scans!
    regards,,
    Niels
     
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    Wow! These are historically valuable. There is ongoing erosion (natural and as a consequence of human activity) at the Giza site. I suspect archaeologists/Egyptologists would find those photos interesting.

    Good job!
     
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    Wonderful shots. What's the background? How did you get possession of these?
     
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    Fantastic project. Well done. I've always loved orientalist photos. Wish I could go back in time to shoot them.

    Thanks for preserving history!
     
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    Nicely done. Keep up the good work and update with more scans as you get them done. Definitely historically significant.
     
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    A video showing off some film rolls, and scanning some images!



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    The land time forgot:

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    Do you know any archaeology forums where I can post my stuff? Or how I can get in contact with some organizations that might have interest.
     
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    The archeological sites and the respective works should be well documented, I guess. Likely they are more interesting for us than for locals or archeologists.
    Off track photos could be more interesting, though they are unlikely at a vacancy.

    I'm curious of what you will show us more.
     
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    The Egyptologists Electronic Forum (EEF, http://www.egyptologyforum.org/ ) is well known, but maybe you will have better luck by contacting someone on this site:

    http://www.egyptologie.nl/
     
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    Thanks, will try.

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