Restored Film Shows Rare Color Footage of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Before World War II

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2012

Rare color footage of several Ann Arbor businesses and streets in the pre-World War II era is visible in a newly restored film. Ann Arbor-based startup Priceless Photo Preservation has restored an hour-long “movie” belonging to Larry Goetz, owner of 112-year-old Goetzcraft Printers.

The 16-millimeter film — shot by Fostoria, Ohio-based traveling film producer John B. Rogers Co. using technicolor technology in 1939 — shows several structures and businesses that still exist in some form today.

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