I love old photos...especially ones of my ancestors...but related or not, I find collecting them to be an intriguing look into the Past. I am afterall, looking at 'Real People' who lived real lives with real families, hopes dreams and aspirations.
One of my favorite ways of collecting old photos is as part of a Still Life Photo. Like the two I'm showing here for Pink Saturday. They are not part of my physical collection, but part of my Photos of Vintage Photos Collection. I start with a photo and add pieces to the set up that relate to what the photo says to me. For instance, the young man in the heavy coat. Just look at that coat with those big buttons....old cards of big buttons....perfect prop. I knew I'd be using this for Pink Saturday so I needed a touch of pink and found it in the vintage pin cushion of fabric from about the same era. Don't you think that the coat looks a bit too big for him? Hmmmmm....there's a STORY in there, too...another Prompt for another Pink Saturday!
Here's a list of Vintage Photo Websites that might interest Ya'll.
Be sure and check out the SideBars of each of these sites for
Links to More Vintage Photo Sites.
I am very fortunate to have these Family Heirlooms and original photographs of my Great Grandmother.
Don't they make a wonderful Photo for My Vintage Photo Collection?
See My Great Grandmothers Vintage Photo Album in the Post below
Speaking of Treasures....Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
And As Always...Thanks Beverly for Making Saturday Pink!