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I Love Old Photographs

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    Especially Of Familiar Places

    I like seeing pictures of what places and people used to look like, especially if they are familiar to me. My college's website has all the yearbooks since 1923 online, and it is fun to see the styles of hairdos and clothing people used to wear. It is also cool to see what the...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F May 7, 2010

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    Past And Present

    Old photographs have always fascinated me, but most of all I love comparing recent photos of places I'm familiar with to pictures of the same place taken decades earlier. Even if the area has been altered extensively in the decades following the first photo, there's nearly always...
    mistygrey mistygrey 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    I Love My Family's Old Photos

    I love to sit and look at old photos when we were growing up. Memories are the best and that is something know one can take away from you! But, yeah I do enjoy looking at old photos of towns, buildings and people..its awesome. Yes, I am a big person on Biography.
    123ct 123ct 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2008

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    Old Family Photos

    I found lots of old family photos after my dad died. I had never seen them before. Daddy as a young man, atop a horse, Uncle Alban riding a cow! Then there was Daddy with Uncle Sylvester, in their Army uniforms, on furlough in CA. And Uncle John beckoning someone to get in...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Oct 5, 2013

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    Instant Ancestors

    I have always been intrigued by the anonymous faces in faded photographs in antique stores or in second hand shops. Not only by their back story but I also wonder what would motivate someone to throw out family photographs. I love these instant ancestors and I have collected a...
    2ndhandroses 2ndhandroses 46-50, F Oct 15, 2013

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    A Little Story In Every One

    Whenever I look at old photos, I tend to look at everything in the picture, even the smallest details. The background images in a particular photo can tell a story within the story sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2011

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    Old Photographs Make Me Very Emotional.

    I really love to look at them though. Just really looking into the persons face and trying to imagine their personal story. How was their life? What were they thinking at that exact moment? What did they have to go through? It's so weird to look at...
    autosuggestion autosuggestion 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    I Love An Old Black and White Photo

    My grandparents had a box full of photos and though I'm afraid I don't know half the people in them I love to look through them.  I should have went through them with my grandmother but now its too late.  They have such emotion to them and its fun to imagine what it...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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    Hilarious.

    The best about old photographs is seeing my parents or grandparents when they were younger.  Apart from the ridiculously funny fashion trends of the past, it's just amazing to see what they were like when they weren't so far from my age now.  My father, for instance...
    EPGrace EPGrace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    Turn of Century

    I try to collect photos, documents, and anything that brings to life how people lived day to day in the late 1800s.  It was a fascinating time - when people had no idea just how dramatically things would change over the next several decades, and the country was still just 10...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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    I Thought I'd Lost Them...

    After my father passed away two and a half years ago, I inherited a bag of old family photographs.  It had been a favourite pastime with my parents and my brother to look through these old pictures, reminiscing and remembering all these old characters.  Most of the...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M May 5, 2010

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    Imagining Life 100 Years Ago

    I love going through old photgraphs.  Seeing how people looked and imagining what their life was like 100 years ago.  Going through my mom's old photos I found one of my great grandmother in a covered wagon traveling to Colorado. I have a picture of my mom when she was...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    Daguerreotypes

    So in a recent photo history class, we went to the campus library and looked at many different kinds of photographs from different eras, including some different daguerreotypes. WOW! They have so much detail. It's amazing. Calotypes are pretty interesting, but I can definitely...
    civytrukrgrl civytrukrgrl 26-30, F Feb 5, 2011

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    I love looking at old photos.

    I just find them fascinating little windows in time that spark the imagination and make you want to discover more about the person or place. I was recently at the local tip/dump and witnessed what seemed like someones entire life being thrown away, their furniture, their record...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M Dec 11, 2013

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    Old Picture Postcards.

    It started with a few picture postcards from the village I was born. they were from the sixty's. I then looked around for more on the Internet and before I realized it I was addicted to them. I now have a big collection ranging from 1900 till 1985. after that they do not make...
    renzey renzey 61-65, M Oct 29, 2011

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    History And Mystery

    Have you ever thought about the many pages of your photo albums?  Of course you love to see the pictures because they are remembrances of people in your life and they are part of you history, but have you ever thought more deeply about the photos?  Each picture has its own...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    I Always Thought That It Was Weird Until...

    I never really found someone who has a fascination over old pictures like I do. That is, until I found this site.  There's just something indescribable, nostalgic and emotional about old pictures, whether its from my family or from other people. Sometimes I visit the...
    sssinfullyyours sssinfullyyours 22-25, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    Old Photo Album

    I remember finding an old photograph album.  All the pictures inside were in black and white. Some of the photos were obviously taken in the 40's because of a soldier posing near a Nazi bunker with his Browning automatic rifle.  Other photos seemed much older and were...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Treasures

    My parents have collected many photographs. Since I was a kid I always loved to go through them all and kept asking who was who and when was the particular photo taken. They treasure them and maybe it's the reason why I love taking photos myself.
    Ra1nbow Ra1nbow 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    The Billiards Champion

    The quote below is rather hyped, but it correctly identifies this Australian player as the greatest billiards player who has ever lived - so far, anyway! It is therefore nice to have a family connection. A relative gave me the picture, below, last week, at my father's funeral...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 May 18, 2010

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    Family Bingo Years ago I dug up some family

    photos that were just in a box, being neglected. I picked out maybe two dozen, then made color copies of them, shrinking them to fit into those baseball card holders that fit in 3 ring binders. Each page holds nine photos, and voila! Family Bingo! The caller usually comes up...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F May 1

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 6, 2013

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    History

    If for no other reason than their historic value. 
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M Jul 9, 2009

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    Sometimes, mostly when I'm alone,

    I really have some flashbacks in my head of people,moments, things, ... Then I look back at old photo's and all the memories come back. I like those little photographs. It helps you to remember the good memories in life. The best thing about photographs is that even when the...
    1brokenwing 1brokenwing 16-17 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My Grandma

    I love looking through her huge photo book, looking at her and my grandpa when they were so young....its really nice, maybe one day ill be able to have a few of those
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    The Inheritance

    When the life of my parents came to an end, it was time to clear out their and our old house. They had lived there for nearly sixty years so it was stacked full in every corner and drawer.  A day was set, and we all as brothers and sisters went to the house. One brother and I...
    renzey renzey 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    It's taboo but I can't help it. I do love older guys & when I say older I mean 20+, older guys have experience and they know how to talk to girls & they know what they want and...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love older men.. I think the max age for me would have to be 50. I need someone to take me away.. To be my lover. Take me into your home. Into your heart.. I won't ever let you...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 9 Responses Sep 24

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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is my #1 favorite movie of all time! :) I loved watching it growing up! I love old movies with beautiful songs! Because i just love to sing a long...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I'm 15 and love older music from 40s, 50's, 60's and 70's. I love Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Phil Harris, Louis Prima and my favorite singer of all time is Allan...
    Heyabbott1 Heyabbott1 16-17, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I love older women as well...pls message me if someone interestingo
    gautamkeshu1989 gautamkeshu1989 22-25, M Sep 27

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    I love older women. Any want to talk? Preferably English women but any are good
    adamfaulks adamfaulks 22-25, M Oct 9

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    YoungerWomenWithOlderMen.com Focus on Connecting Younger Women with Older Men Recently launched online age gap dating site, YoungerWomenWithOlderMen.com, has become popular between...
    sandycc11 sandycc11 26-30, F Sep 23

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    YoungerWomenWithOlderMen.com Focus on Connecting Younger Women with Older Men Recently launched online age gap dating site, YoungerWomenWithOlderMen.com, has become popular between...
    sandycc11 sandycc11 26-30, F Sep 23

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    I was up at an insane hour yesterday to supposedly work but ended up reading a book, an old favourite of mine. Just before 7am I went up to my room to get dressed to go out for a...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Older men always know how to please a lady and that's the first on their list. I love knowing an older man is in control and he is about to make my body do things that it has never...
    jbrig jbrig 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 24

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    Ive never been with an older woman...but its always been on my wish list to have a relationship with an older professional woman. I'm a business minded man myself, so an older...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 2

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    Well he's deff older than me. 32 yrs old (I'm 21)and we get along great, I don't want to say he's perfect (no one is) but damn he's amazing.
    Janasai Janasai 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    This isn't old, however it has that 'ol skool r&b dance feel to me. One of the very rare modern songs that I really really like. We were at an event about a month ago and they...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F Sep 30

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    I'm a freshman in highschool this year, and I have a huge crush on my govt teacher. He's 20 years older than me:/. I've also found myself checking out other teachers and even my...
    Theend1000 Theend1000 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is it ok to be attracted to older women? I have always been attracted to older women.
    bradlydc bradlydc 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's funny that as I get old, I search for old songs that I heard on radio or TV when I was kid. Some of best songs made in 80s and 90s... I just can't get enough of them!
    Eugene214 Eugene214 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I prefer older men and women I consider everyone else just friends. And when I say older I don't mean 20s I mean mid 30s to 50s
    chikudontknow chikudontknow 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I would love to lose my virginity to an older woman. I feel like girl under 25 would be a waste xD am i weird?
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M Sep 24

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    Not that old, but for a treat my dad used to get the megadrive down from the attic when we were kids. I loved toejam and earl and James pond :D
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    So much more fun I love the old Mario or the sonic games
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Oct 9

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    Still have a working Sega Master system and a mega drive plus an Amiga 1200. Unfortunately the day my old 19" CRT TV dies I think that will be the end of using them... No ports...
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F Oct 9

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    I'm an architectural student an I always struggle to bring the feel of those beautiful old buildings into new builds, because the popular modern style is so minimal and square. I'm...
    PoppyHayes PoppyHayes 18-21, F Sep 22

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    I am a firm, loving dominant older guy, considered handsome looking for my super sweet young girl to cherish, train, and mold her into the perfect mate. Where is she?? 😟
    StrongDom4yngsubgirl StrongDom4yngsubgirl 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 24