Many of you may have already seen the following video released by Kodak recently. It was a test of Kodachrome color motion picture film from 1922 and is said to be some of the earliest color motion picture film to exist. These women were filmed in New Jersey in 1922. And this footage is amazing.
Seeing this video for the first time left me mesmerized. The 1920s have always been one of my favorite eras in American history and this footage is almost like a time machine letting us a catch a very real glimpse into that time, if only for a moment.
But what captivated me more than that were the things this video doesn’t show. What were they thinking while this was being filmed? Was the cameraman making them laugh? Was there music playing in the background and was the sound of a noisy 1922 New Jersey seeping in through the window?
Did any of them stop to think that young women just like them would be watching the footage they were filming, in 2010? Almost 90 years later.
And think of all the videos and photos we’ll be leaving behind. What will people think when they watch them in 2100?
Take a moment and watch this beautiful video and let me know what it made you think about.
Thanks to Kodak for sharing this with the world.