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100 rare photographs unearthed from archives around the world and restored to their original splendor.
100 rare photographs unearthed from archives around the world and restored to their original splendor.
388 backers pledged $16,606 to help bring this project to life.

Question Time

Posted by Diana Metzinger (Creator)
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The project is nearly over ( only 38 hours to go! ) so now is the time for a little feedback and a few announcements : 

The limited edition Past in Focus photobook
The limited edition Past in Focus photobook

First off, for those who may have missed it, a book has been launched which will feature all 100 images from the collection plus a little background info about the sources and restoration process. This will be a limited edition of 100 and is only available to you dear backers here on Kickstarter. It will be a hardcover, glossy, 115-page photobook that should be available around April. Everyone who selects the book will also have the choice of having their name ( or their business name ) listed inside as an official restoration sponsor. Right now, there are 37 books left and, since I doubt they will all be gone within 38 hours, if anyone wants to add the book onto their pledge please feel free to do so now. If you would rather switch your reward to the book you can do that now, too.

Jane says "Voting is easy!"
Jane says "Voting is easy!"

Next announcement:

It's time for a little backer participation! Most of the images for the collection and the bonus sets have been selected but I left room for some "people's choice" photos. That's where you come in! Below is a link to a poll, all you have to do is browse the photos and vote "yes" or "no" on whether you want to see them appear in The Past in Focus Image Collection or in any of the bonus sets. Feel free to skip over any photo you can't decide on. This is just a fun and informal vote, so we're not being fussy here. 

The survey : 

https://goo.gl/forms/KLEJeze9eSlorx2n2

An upcoming blog!
An upcoming blog!

Last announcement: 

Some of you have asked for the bonus sets and images to continue after the project ends, so a new blog will be launched that will be a platform for just that! It's not active yet ( this is a preview image ) but hopefully, it will be a place where you can find rare photos from archives around the world all in one place, cleaned and ready to download. It should be called "The Past in Focus" to match this project but instead I named it Silver Shutter to match my other blog, Silver Scenes. My sister and I have a "silver" theme running in our business. 

I think that covers everything for now. Once again, I'd like to thank everyone for embracing and supporting this project. What began as a simple little endeavor grew into something much bigger thanks to all of you. The power of a crowd is amazing! 

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      GCD on

      Hi. I also added $25 for the book and all bonus pictures. Thanks.

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      Mary on

      Thank you. I've changed it to the book and added $25 to the cost. I'm looking forward to see how it all comes out. Looks great so far.

    3. Diana Metzinger 2-time creator on

      Mary, I would suggest changing your reward to the book and then you can just increase your pledge amount by $25 for the bonus sets. I will make a note of that then. Otherwise, if you want to stay with the reward you have you can increase the amount of your pledge in order to "add-on" the book, too. Either way works!

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      Mary on

      Hi. I've backed the All Bonus Sets and would like to add the book. How do I do that so that I can get both? I've looked at the Manage your pledge and it allows me to change it to the book, but not add on.