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I Love Old Photographs

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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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    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

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    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 1 Response Nov 19, 2015

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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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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    I always love it to look at old photos

    where I can see my ancestors, my hometown and the house where I am living in, how they looked 200 years ago, etc. etc. Sometimes I really enjoy it to do small trips in the past by looking at those old photos. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    Frozen in Time!!!Old Photographs are our chance

    to understand the past and learn from it!!!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 2015

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    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 Nov 19, 2015

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    My brother when he was a baby.

    It reminds me of the days when he was sweet lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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    My mom gave me my grandma's first camera.

    I wish it still worked. I have photos that were taken from that camera. I think it's amazing :)
    JamesCarter20 JamesCarter20 18-21, T 2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    mblan11 mblan11 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    YES!!! One of my favorite things ever.

    I don't need to know what, where, or whom I am looking at. Granted, it's nice, but my imagination can serve if necessary. I like to bring them to life. Imagine the before, the after, what's going on behind those eyes. I'd rather have a stack of old photo albums than a sack of...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 2015

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    Hmm...Old photographs.

    ...lemme see. They are precious. 1) you come to realise how old you are. 2)they would be the same ; yesterday , today and tomorrow. 3)when u see a real old one , a sort of wave passes through ur heart. Sometimes it gives you pain at other times its a simple pleasure
    charley00 charley00 16-17, F Jan 28

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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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    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M Dec 12, 2015

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    It is me. Old 703 A Rahman Pac.

    Take a Look at me Now !!
    deshigaal deshigaal 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I can sit for hours looking at old photos.

    Family photos. I find it very interesting, and I love the stories that old photos bring out to be heard.
    Gasquetas Gasquetas 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

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    LiveEqualsEvil LiveEqualsEvil 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 6, 2013

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    Something so special about photographs.

    A little snapshot of history to keep forever and ever.
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4, 2015

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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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25, 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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    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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    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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    Old photographs always tend to fascinate me,

    they just give you this warm vibe inside. I particularly like old photographs of places and objects, it's just awesome to see how everything has evolved over time. My favourite old photographs in particular are of the coca cola company, everything used to be so different back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 17, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    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 18-21 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    To me, and old photo is a moment captured in

    time, then preserved to show future generations. I'm especially fond of daguerreotypes. My family has an old photo of my great-great-great paternal grandpa. I like looking at him, trying to see pieces of myself in my ancestors.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 31-35, F 3 Responses May 8, 2015

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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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    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Feb 17, 2015

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    There is something about old photographs

    that just fires the imagination, staring at this picture from Victorian London you can almost see it come to life. I only wish someone had invented the camera much earlier.
    Huginn Huginn 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    silenttomorrows silenttomorrows 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    PhatGirl1999 PhatGirl1999 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    This is an old photo of Chiswick

    where I'm staying while here in London. My hotel is normally £48 a night.I thought it a really lovely photo
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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