Davide Turconi Project
The Davide Turconi Project is "based upon the 35mm nitrate film frame clippings collected by Italian film historian Davide Turconi (1911-2005) from the Josef Joye Collection in Switzerland and from other unidentified sources [...]. The collection is being made available for free online with the financial support of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto and the Cineteca del Friuli. The Turconi Project "consists of 23,491 clippings in total (usually two to three frames each) that have been preserved and also digitally scanned into an online database. The vast majority of the frames cover the early years of cinema (from ca. 1897–1915); however, some items in the collection represent films produced as late as 1944. Most of the original frames are now preserved at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York; smaller groups of frames are held by other institutions. Through the Turconi database, scans of the frames are represented in a single digital repository." Search options and images descriptions are available both in Italian and in English. The clips can be viewed and downloaded in JPEG format with an average quality of 300x350 pixels. The quality of the reproduction is sometimes not enough to visualize correctly all the clips. Few descriptive meta-data's are available together with the fragment.