I Like Old Photos

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    I love to browse through old photos,

    wondering what life was like back then. If only I could go back in time and step into the picture and look around and absorb the sights and sounds of life around me, how interesting that would be.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 20, 2015

    Priceless

    ...  this is my mother phyillis, then  my sister lynn, then a pic of all 3 of us sisters lynn,my twin sister karen the red head  and me the blonde. then  a pic of my granny ruth  ,gran father phillip and my mother as a baby ...  I love black and...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    I Am Rich, My Life Is Documented With Hundreds Of Pictures! (now All I Have To Do Is Remember What I Was Doing In Those Pictures)

    I am very blessed to have this pictorial history of my life, though maybe blessed isn’t the right word because they are mostly all photos I have taken. I should probably say I am glad I loved photography so much that I have a lot of my life history documented with them. So...
    Chelebub Chelebub
    51-55, F
    Dec 29, 2012

    Through the Generations

    I enjoy looking at the few old family photos that exist of my great grandparents.  It's interesting to see how facial features and body types are passed down through the generations.  We all want to know where and who we came from.
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2008

    Tell Such a Story

    I love pics in general but the older ones that show the way things were once upon a time, those are my favorite. To see someone posed and wonder what they were thinking or how their life was. I especially love the scenes of older times. The before and afters that tell the story...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2008

    Old Shoe Boxes.

    I'm cleaning out my apartment, which is sadly a disaster area. I swear it should be quarantined and blocked off by large neon signs saying "Enter at Own Risk". Dun dun dunnnnn. During my adventure of closets, cupboards and under beds (and in between my new EP addiction) I found...
    patient666 patient666
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2013

    So Classy!

    I do love old photos, black and white, sepia ones...they always look so classy and have that certain touch of elegance in them.:)
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    On a Roll Tonight.

    This is my grandmother when she used to work in the restaurant. :) Same lady here, and the baby is my dad! Grandpa used to play guitar on the radio when he was younger. I have that guitar stored away. :) Grandpa again. :D
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    This is an old photo of me in my red leather

    boots, I can pull it off my daughter can't and won't, lol:) This photo has traveled the net more than me in Leather, LOL:)
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Capturing...

    There is a simple elegance in the attire pictured in older photographs. I am amazed by seeing my now gray grandmother as a newlywed with my mother perched on her hip. Older photographs bring the past into the light, and show some of otherwise unimaginable scenes.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2009

    Stirring...

    The hazard of sorting through your old photographs is coming across all kinds of emotional landmines. Beautiful...painful...poignant...landmines.
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws
    36-40, F
    Jan 29, 2013

    My Roots

    Being a person of imagery, I made sure to 'inherit' the old family photos.  These were just too beautiful to be stuck in a box, unseen for years on end.  So I made this collage and it hangs near my bed.  The soldier is my maternal grandfather who fought in...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    14 Responses Apr 14, 2009

    Who Are Those People???

    Have you ever been to a Cracker Barrel, or antique stoer, or anywhere and seen those wonderful old photos on the mantle or for sale? Every time I see them I cannot help but wonder who they are and what their story is. I wonder who could let such wonderful photos out of their...
    autumntimes autumntimes
    51-55, F
    Oct 11, 2011

    18,000 Men

    Here is the Statue of Liberty made by a LOT of men standing in a field.. peaceout      
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    Let's Take A Break Love

    Oh Master we go on our spiritual journeys, those long and harsh routes to help others I swear we are always on a narrow-path just you and me And around us they swarm like bees for the honey of light that be I see they are off course, yet I am glad we travel our own path They are...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

    Sharing Memories With Photos

    I recently scanned a lot of old family photos and posted them all on f/b. I am so glad I did! I began to get comments and request from family members I had not spoken with in years. It has been a great experience. In this day and time the internet has opened may...
    autumntimes autumntimes
    51-55, F
    Oct 11, 2011
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