Dale Sets Up A Basement Darkroom

In Muscatine on Monday, May 4, 1953, Dale wrote, “Set up my photo equipment in the basement at night.”  He was an avid amateur photographer.  Before Polaroid cameras and digital cameras, he developed his own negatives in a home-made darkroom (lit with red light for processing film), then printed the photographs.  He took pictures for years, many of which are incorporated into his diaries.  Watch what developing film in a darkroom looked like:


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