Wednesday, June 29, 2016

History of microfilm

Just like that-- except handwritten in 18th century French

Here's one to warm the heart of any true historian of a certain vintage: a history of microfilm -- and with no respect for all your transient digital toys.

"They put my head in a microfilm reader for about a year, and when I pulled it out, I knew quite a lot about New France."  Capsule description of my apprenticeship as an HR (public service job classification: historical research) with Parks Canada a long time ago.  Hand-cranked readers too:  I've always been ambivalent about the motor-driven ones.

Hat-tip: LGM
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