We have just discovered some 150 negatives, some dated 1936, others that were donated to us before 1920, so clearly predating that. The later ones are clearly marked along the edge Eastman-nitrate-Kodak; the older ones are not, but I am assuming are also the dangerously flammable non-safety type of negative.
The images are important, and we are digitizing them. But I am wondering what to do with the original negatives. Dispose of them, and if so how? And I’m a little anxious about destroying the only original image. On the other hand, we don’t really have the facilities to keep these in chilled conditions. On the bright side, I don’t see or smell any obvious sign of deterioration. Yet.