The 2nd post I did for this blog was called Other People's Photos. I had expected through out the many months that I would be posting more of my found photo collection. I have my favorites under a piece of glass on my bedroom dresser, (Many were destroyed when my ceiling leaked during the summer). As I stated in that post, I usually find old odd photos at estate sales, because photos are the last thing that people want to save when they are cleaning out an old person's home.
However I think that a national trust should be made to collect these. They are part of our collective history. Nothing tells more about ourselves or a moment in time than the candid family snap shots. They are universal and show that we are so much alike.
Recently one of my daily blog visits to the Land-o-Links site brought this site: Square America to my attention. I have no idea who is running this site, but the photos they have found are jaw-dropping. Be prepare to set aside at least an hour to go through them.
Family Photosphoto booth finds are a gold mine of some amazing characters.
And be sure to check out the series of photos from a 70's booze and sex party. It's fascinating!