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Help Preserve Rare Photos from WWII

Posted By Blackfive • [July 15, 2014]

First, take a look at this video about the work of Alfred Joseph Sedivi, the photographer of the USS Indianapolis.

Next, visit this Kickstarter campaign site to help the US Naval Institute preserve these rare and amazing photographs.

The USNI, founded in 1873, has these goals in mind:

Our $3,000 goal would provide the funds to digitize the entire 1,650 photo collection and preserve the original photos, including preservation materials (archive boxes, poly slides for each photo). The Institute's stretch goal of $7,000 would enable the purchase of a quality digital camera and copy stand mount allowing for the photo albums to be digitized without being taken apart. The albums would then be preserved and properly stored in their original and current condition. If funds raised total $10,000 or more, the Naval Institute will develop a traveling exhibition of the photographs to be displayed at museums and locations across the US.

I think a traveling exhibition would be amazing (Hello, Pritzker Military Library!).


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