Guy Finds Sweetest Cat Photos Inside 120-Year-Old Time Capsule
"She wanted her beloved cat not to be forgotten."
A lot can change over the years, decades and centuries — but love felt for cherished pets has endured for generations.
That’s a sweet truth photographer Mathieu Stern recently learned firsthand.
Working on a tip from a relative, Stern was lucky to find a time capsule hidden inside an old family home. Judging from the array of objects inside, likely placed there by a little girl, Stern believes it dates to around the turn of the 20th century.
Among those 120-year-old items, a gateway into their collector’s interest, Stern found something that offered a glimpse into her heart.
It was a set of photo negatives which Stern then developed — revealing sweet photos of clearly adored pets.
Here’s video showing Stern’s discovery, and the developing process:
Each object inside the time capsule no doubt was of importance to that little girl more than a century ago, though the reasons why have been lost to time. But the motive behind the photos remains clear as the day they were taken.
“She wanted her beloved cat not to be forgotten,” Stern said.
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A very special cat ! This photo was shot 120 years ago by a little girl and only a century later you can admire it ... I found the glass plate negative in a time capsule with other objects and I Used the cyanotype process to print this image and show it to you. The best part is that I made a full video telling the story of the plates and how I did my prints ( link in Bio) #cyanotype #cat #oldschool #cyanotypeprint #vintagelens #myanalogcamerastory #analogphotography #filmisnotdead #kittens
And thanks to this little girl’s time capsule, that love she had for her pets lives on.