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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, M Dec 11, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    History

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

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    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Feb 17

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    LiveEqualsEvil LiveEqualsEvil 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 6, 2013

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    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really love old people. They are so kind; they have a different type of kindness which you can feel by just talking to them. When I meet them, I feel I can understand how people...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I am 24 yers women , and I love older men who like younger women.
    Minji0504 Minji0504 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    Love Old Buildings....................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like old buildings and houses have...a soul. You can feel the change in the atmosphere, like you're stepping back in time and leaving the modern world behind. I believe that...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F a week ago

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    I feel like out of the 780 people in this group, 770 are horny guys depressingly talking to themselves. The other 10 are confused horny young girls who ate in the wrong group. look...
    Joeyschnepel Joeyschnepel 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Growing up, I didn't know my grandfather (he died about 2 weeks and a few days before I was born and my grandmother wasn't the nicest to me. So, around 6th or 7th grade, I met this...
    EarthyLocks EarthyLocks 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    love an older woman who takes charge :)
    RicanPrincess RicanPrincess 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I'm looking for a older people who arnt judgemental
    taylor125 taylor125 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 6

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    Do you remember this old hip-hop/rap by Ice Cube? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8CPlF-IEkXQ
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F Mar 8

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    Any older guys wanna talk to a little middle schooler?
    LittleLoveGirlx LittleLoveGirlx 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 12

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    I want older girl or ladies to teach me ..
    paddys1234 paddys1234 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mum was looking through the cupboards in the living room earlier and found some of her old cassette tapes. She put on some of The Kinks and then The Beatles and I danced around...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    BILLY FURY: 'That's Love' (from the LP 'The Sound of Fury', 1960). The closest anyone this side of the Atlantic got to the 'Sun Sessions' sound. Impresario Jack Good handled...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Mar 4

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    I love my music box :) I think they are amazing
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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