Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
I consider this one of the best, if not the best, non-PGF still in existence. The back story is well documented on SASQUATCHINVESTIGATIONS.org - and it is compelling. I took the liberty of boosting the contrast a bit and sharpening a bit (1st illustration). I also guessed at the height of TY at 5'5" (the average adult female height for Americans), superimposed salient branches (yes one can easily do that with no ambiguity), compared height of subject to 5'5" if each was standing in nearly the same place, and then offset the photos (figure 2).. Given the afore mentioned assumptions the answer is 8'1". I feel fairly confident that it is not pareidolia.
I have an excellent memory, and remember my wedding day 43 years ago quite well, but for God's sake I can't tell you what color socks I wore, what hors d'oeuvres were served, who was there and who was not, the name of the rather famous Alaskan photographer who recorded the event, or countless other details of the day.
My brother, nearly 3 years younger than me, can remember almost nothing of our childhood. He can't remember the names of people, or can't remember people we name off.
On one Alaskan adventure, when I was essentially staving off a pissed off grizzly with another man while others were skinning the one they shot, I can't remember all the guys who were on that boat. I sure remember that pissed off bear, though.
Not only can I excuse Gimlin for not remembering what was on which reel, I can excuse him for not knowing squat about any of the reels at all. They were pretty much in the complete control of Patterson or others, especially after the event. If Gimlin even touched the camera, it was likely only because Patterson handed it to him.