Old photos of people I don' t know. Odd right? But just think about this.....
I'm a picture freak. I love taking pictures. There is just something about having a freeze frame of that exact moment in time. I've always said when I get married everyone will be eating hotdogs because I'm spending my money on photography.
I didn't come up with this "obsession" on my own. This is an inherited trait from my Aunts Janie and Andi. If either of them are around you better have a smile on your face. They snap photos like the paparazzi following Britney Spears circa; the head shaving years. Aunt Andi even carries around a portable printer to print off copies for everyone on site. That is one of the reasons I aspire to be like her.
Since, I'm drawn to photographs (and it is in my DNA), it made sense that a couple months ago when I found a wallet full I had to have them. The pictures looked to be school pictures from 1950s-1960. My first thought was, "Why would someone throw away pictures?" I mean, these people where friends of someone at sometime. My second thought was, "What can I do with these pictures?"
The why might never be answered but the what can be! Giving credit were credit is due. (Which for me these days almost always include pinterest) I found this and thought it would be perfect for vintage and vintage inspired designs.
Source: sweetpaul.typepad.com via Aika on Pinterest
I put Sis to work in the "sweat shop" and she came out with...
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Since the wallet I've found a friends trip to New Mexico circa 1960s. (Frank "the bachelor" found love on that trip.) Just the past weekend I found an amazing photo album with pictures from early 1800s-1939. There are wedding pictures, school pictures and family pictures. Thankfully someone's loss is my gain.
These are some of my favorites! I would totally love to put everyone of these up for everyone to enjoy. It truly is an amazing collection. I can't bring myself to cut up these pictures so I'm thinking I might just make a coffee table book out of them. If you have any suggestions, I'm open to other possibilities, too!