Jun
01

Ever Wonder About the People in Vintage Photos?

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I went to an auction the other week and bought some box lots. They are always so much fun and it is like Christmas morning when sorting through one of these boxes.  I often buy boxes of books and I had also gotten a box of magazines and other items. I left the books for last and decided to check out the magazines and other paper items.

I took the items out one at a time and was surprised in how good of shape they were in for their age. There were quite a few craft magazines and I listed 2 of them a 1937 Bucilla Cottons magazine and a 1947 Doilies Magazine . They are completely intact and the pages are tight. There are some nice  patterns in these magazines.

Then at the bottom of the box was a bag of vintage photos. They were all of people in various stages of life from little babies to older people. These photos were all in black and white except for one and there were many thoughts going through my mind.

I sat for awhile as I looked at those vintage photos and wondered if they were all the same family? If they were a lot of the same people at different ages and what their lives were like. I also wondered if someone  some day people will be looking at photos on the Internet or a home computer and wonder the same thing? Will looking at digital photos bring back the same feeling as holding these photos in your hand does?

What do you think?

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Comments

  1. Trish says:

    What a great blog entry! I love vintage photos too. It is fascinating to look at the photos and imagine the people’s lives.

  2. I also feel bad when I find those photos in one of my box lots. I wonder how they got orphaned. I have a whole egg box full (12 x 12 x 14) I have kept the varous lots seperate in case I ever figure any of them out and can return them to a family member but it’s not looking good.

    By the same token, I have some family photos and in about 75% of them, I haven’t id’d anyone either. That’s project for my retirement, if I can remember who they are.

    How sad that in their eternity, no one is caring or looking at the photos and remembering those folks.

    Beth
    ANTIQUEDAZE

  3. Amy says:

    What a great blog entry! I love vintage photos too. It is fascinating to look at the photos and imagine the people’s lives.

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