The Antarctic Heritage Trust was restoring an old expedition hut in Antarctica. Inside the hut, they discovered a box of frozen negatives that had been preserved for a hundred years. The cellulose nitrate negatives were encased in a block of ice and had to be carefully thawed. A century of mold and ice could have easily ruined them, but after hours of painstaking work, the images were successfully extracted.
Here are just some of the recovered photos:
Quite amazing to see something this old for the first time. Imagine your lost images being recovered by someone centuries from now.