Found Film: Traveling Through the Panama Canal 1930s
This home movie of a Navy family as it travels through the Panama Canal is from the 1930s. The footage shows the canal as it was in the 1930s. The film has a couple of shots where the footage is washed out, but it was just to cool not to share!
This film is part of a collection of home movies I purchased from a person on facebook. He is a picker and purchased them as part of the contents of a storage locker in Washington DC.
The films are all addressed to a Lt. G.H. Crawford. I have tried to do some research on who he was but have not collected much information.
We are losing more history every day. The longer you wait to digitize that home movie of your grandparents at prom or your mom’s first car the more it degrades. I use the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner to digitize what you see here.
It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you’ll have the results quickly about 30 minutes scan time per standard 8mm reel.