From Karl Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> in Oct 2009:
About ten years ago, I obtained a wooden box full of wet leaves and mud as part of a sale cleaning out an old house in Rushville. Under the mess were stacks of glass negatives. I separated them and dried them but they still have the dirt on them as I was concerned about damaging the emulsion when cleaning them, as the emulsion is flaky in many areas.
These have just been scanned, dirt and all, at 600 dpi in grayscale on a marginal scanner and placed at http://www.firedragon.com/~kap/History/ChalmersNegs/
Names and locations are:
- Community of Fandon (south central McDonough County)
- Community of Doddsville (on southern McDonough County line with Schuyler County)
- New Era School
- Family Names: Bliven, Ganote, Carnahan, Nunn