Have you seen those old Victorian
Unfortunately they are eBay and in antique malls for sale.
Pictures of loved ones at one time so valued by their family.
It may be the only memory they had of the person.
I am sad when I see discarded pictures for sale.
No names written on the back, just a face in the crowd now.
Why did someone not rescue from this fate?
As I have told you before I am the recipient of all my
Great Aunt Annie's things.
I was so thrilled to find this in a box. Oh how I longed for one of these old
Victorian photo albums. This one is not as pretty as some, and the velvet is
oh so worn.
But how honored I am to have it, it belonged to my Great Great Grandparents.
Their picture is the first one I see when I open it up.
The picture was taken about 1880.
They had 13 children and there are pictures of all of them
in the album.
the clasps is now broken
daughters Ann and Martha circa 1870
family portraits of the children and grandchildren
and just like the ones in the antiques stores........
no name and I do not know who it is.
same thing with this one, I have a clue I may know this one.
I think it is a cousins MIL and child?
I think of how many of my family members have flipped
through the album to look at these pictures, enough
that the velvet was worn.
I can remember going to my Mom's parents house,
pulling out the modern album they had with pictures of my
brother and I growing up, Easter's, Birthday's and Christmas pictures.
I still love flipping the pictures in it and the flood of happy memories.
With such a large family I imagine the same thing happened
when they had visitors in their home.
Cherish your pictures
Make sure you write on them
Scan them to preserve them and most of all share them with others.
You never know when there is a distant cousin out there that has never seen a picture of their ancestor.