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Man Buys Old Box Containing 100-Year-Old Glass Negatives for Ł4, And Uses Photoshop To ‘Develop’ Them ?

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Greg Pack, 70, was browsing through an Essex, England antique sale when he happened upon a very old looking box. Though he had come to the sale looking for clocks, the box piqued his interest and he couldn’t help but look to see what was inside.

It turns out the box was filled with yet another mystery: 100-year-old glass negatives depicting an unknown family. Fortunately, Pack, a retired graphics artist, “used to work with negatives and these looked quite good.” Although glass negatives “fade quite easily,” he was able to use his photoshop skills to bring the pictures to life.

Pack’s son, publisher Scott Patrick, tweeted the entire story, along with the finished products!

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Pack also reached out to Twitter to see whether the sleuths of the internet might be able to help them solve the mystery of who these people were!

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If you ask the internet for theories, people are always more than happy to oblige. 

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Though there were arguments over some small details, everyone seemed to agree the pictures were taken over 100 years ago.

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The next time you see an antique sale, take a look around! You’ll never know what you might find…

H/T – Bored Panda, The Daily Mail

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Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--