Monday, April 23, 2012

Scanning Gems


Over the last couple of months I've been delegated the responsibility of scanning in a little more than a hundred of my old family photos, lent to me by my grandmother and I just love looking at them.

I love the fantastic paper that some of them were printed on. I love the label on the back of some of them. The addresses and the phone numbers.... they are so different for what we use today.

I just wanted to pull out a couple to show you.

This first one is my favorite by far. It is my grandmother as a baby and her parents. It's printed on what I can only guess to be silver gelatin type paper. It has a lovely texture and a silver sheen to the paper. It's just gorgeous.


This next image is just kind of representative. I think probably half, or at least a third of the images had people posed in front of cars like this. I love it.


This last image is, I believe, my grandmother's grandfather or possibly her great grandfather. I believe she called him "Opa". My grandma says that her grand parents were Dutch and didn't speak much English. I personally just love his stance, the look on his face and his incredible personality that shows in this image.



What amazing treasures have you found while scanning in old images?

10 comments:

Caroljean at Watersong Journey said...

Fond memories!

Caroljean at Watersong Journey said...

Treasures! Great idea!

Tyler said...

How special!

Lori said...

I've scanned a bunch of old photos as well. I love having the memories preserved digital like that!

Carri M. said...

I LOVE old photos, and all of the history that comes along with them. What a cool project to take on. :)

Forward Motion Photography said...

What special memories you have been able to preserve! This is great!!

lauraruizphotography said...

Great photos. I wish I had old photos of my family but I don't.

Amber said...

So cool! This really makes me want to go dig out some old photos of my family :)

Danielle Cordeau said...

I love old pictures.

Danielle Cordeau said...

I love old images :)