Charles Robert Reinhard was a man of many talents. He was a tool and die maker and worked on a version of the Todd Protectograph, a device used to prevent check fraud.
He was married to Helen Mary Stone Reinhard who donated her family’s glass plate negative collection of Rochester (1903-1936) of nearly 14,000 plates weighing in at nearly 3 tons to the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The Albert R. Stone Collection has been used in Ken Burns films as a record of our past.
These home movies from the 1940s and 1950s reveal images of the Reinhard’s three daughters and their family move to California featuring the Rose Parade and their return to Rochester, NY.
Helen is Glenn Galbraith’s grandmother, (that is me the author here, hi) founder of ROC Archive. Nearly 5 years ago I started media and film preservation after a 20+ year career in radio, television, film and video production both on closed sets and live broadcasts and a field at Woodstock 99.
After growing up with media, a hand recorder at 12 years of age to directing news reports and a love for media, the path felt purposeful to what I am doing with the rest of my media career.
The images in the Reinhard Collection are captured on the Cine-Kodak and viewed by the family on the 1926 Kodascope Model B projector. If you would like to help preserve these films, please send us a message and we will contact you regarding your contribution, or click the donate button at the top of the page.
Our needs are the preservation of these artifacts via controlled environmental archive with accessibility.
Thank you for your support in any way. Our Board is helping this momentum along the way now. Our public materials and records are accessible by appointment.