Do you have a pile of photographs carefully handed down from a member of your family? Do you know who they all are? Probably not. Sadly the beautiful sepia photos lovingly kept in that box / suitcase often are just that – photographs – with no clues as to who they might be. But are we that much better today – how do you keep all your digital files? Are they captioned? Are they in computer folders? Is your computer backed up? Will they be lost inside your computer forever?
Maybe a task for the coming days, weeks, months is to create beautiful photo books, and / or start a cloud account with other family members having access? That way your descendants won’t be pondering over photos of unknown people in the future.
The oldest photo in my possession is of my Grandfather (b1888) and Great Grandfather (b1835) – both called Moses. Luckily I know who they are – the photo was taken around 1900 and is on tin.
This photo is well who ??? – he looks a lovely young man whoever he is.
Maybe one day I will find out who he is – a letter to the local newspaper might help, I do hope so.