Friday, October 08, 2021

1907 - Battle Creek "The City Beautiful" - Images from an Early 20th Century Promotional Booklet

Worked on a restoration of the 1907 booklet some time back, likely in time for the centennial of the original publication.  The map shows the location of the buildings against the city's current configuration.  Most of the buildings are now areas for parking lots, areas that are also now without a reason for parking, because... well, the buildings aren't there!  Oh that progress!

But I digress.  Here are the pictures! (click on the image for enlarged viewing of the jpg)



















































Friday, October 01, 2021

Disney World Hits 50 - Here's What I Remember When it Hit 9

 Lugged around my new Elmo Super 8mm sound camera with a 200 foot cartridge on that trip, but not much of the sound was worth recording, so I shot a LOT at 18fps thinking I could edit the sound later, mixing in some 24fps material.  It took until 2013 to get around to it, and then the surgery was performed digitally.  My featured little brother is now retired and works for The Mouse, loving every moment.

(cc) 2013 Jim Middleton, The Animating Apothecary, may use with credit given