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Question from Toniah W.: My mom recently passed away and we had to clean out her house so it could be listed for sale.
While going through one of her closets I found an old Kodak 110 camera with a half-used roll of film in it.
Are there any places that still process 110 film? I’d love to have that film developed and see what the photos are like.
Rick’s answer: I’m very sorry about the loss of your mom, Toniah. Dealing with something like that is never easy.
That being said, congrats on finding your mom’s old camera. Who knows, that old roll of film just might have some precious “keepers” on it once you have it developed.
To answer your question, there are many places that still develop 110 film. You might have to wait a few weeks to get your hands on the prints however.
Locally, you can drop the film off at CVS. They will send the film off and have it developed and printed for you. Expect to wait anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to receive your prints.
However, in your case I would recommend sending your mom’s precious roll of film to a great company called FilmRescue. The folks at FilmRescue specialize in processing aged film and videotape. It’s what they do, and they do a great job.
FilmRescue’s developing and printing services are typically a little more expensive than you’ll pay elsewhere, but their service is top-notch and they take extra care to salvage any images on your film that can possibly be salvaged. I strongly recommend them in situations such as yours.
I hope this helps, Toniah. Good luck!
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