I for one think it is a great idea. All they can say is NO and I bet they do not!
Yours is a big collection!
Since so many of us are harvesting, scanning and identifying our
wouldn't it be nice if there was a central location where we
could send our CDs with
appropriate database information to identify the photos. I'm considering asking the
library in Statesboro, GA and the Clayton Library in Houston if they would like a CD
of my collection. What do you think?
----- Original Message -----
From: Liz Braswell<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [LANIER-L] Re: Strangers in the Box - some great tips and family
stories - we are all doing it differently!
Kent, your story is touching and beautiful. About the car bit. I know in the 50's
be bouth our firs Chevy, 1954, 2 door, white and melon, we took a
LOT of pics. We
so proud of that car!
You are right about the unknowns too. Plus try arranging the last ones by
have noticed with my husband the family men, mixed by 3 different
wifves, could be
picked out in a crowd.
Some of the medical research has been about features also. Knick in the ear runs
one of my branches.
Thank God, someone loved you enough to pick you out and take you home!
Bless you and what you are doing,
> Lots of us thinking and singing the same tune, it seems, but with
> It may be worthwhile to hire a summer student and spend $199 or less for a
> scanner (I actually have two different kinds of scanners to handle all sorts
> of formats of prints and slides and negatives) and begin putting as many of
> those as you can into the computer, and then archive them in a number of
> ways, both storage-wise and display wise. The first aspect can be on DVDs,
> e.g., while the second aspect can be using software to create a master
> database that can be accessed a number of ways through keyword searches and
> displays. For example, I am doing this with 5,000 inherited and self-taken
> negatives, prints, slide transparencies of various sizes and shapes for the
> same reason that you are concerned about. Over 500 of those were discovered
> in my parents' lockbox and were only negatives that were 4x4 or some strange
> format to us now. I had contact prints made for about $300 with put many on
> one page so that I could at least start identifying them more easily that
> way until I could actually scan the negatives themselves.
> Also, like all of you, I am titling them as best as I can at this point,
> since most persons have died who could identify some of them. Other jpegs
> (gifs are too big, and there is also a mechanism in XP that allows one to
> further size down even the jpegs) are being emailed to a few persons who
> might be identify persons or places or dates. In any event, if I want to
> bring up all the cars I owned or anyone had their photo taken with any model
> in any year or whatever - Graham Clarke talks about in his book, Say Cheese,
> about the need for snapshot photos to include the family car in so many
> nostalgia pictures - then I can have a temporary database, which I then can
> copy to a permanent status if I wish, and still keep the originals in the
> master database as well so that that photo can be re-arranged under some
> other keyword such as mother or grandfather x or San Diego or whatever.
> On a personal note, I am mounting a photo show next year that will fill in a
> stage in my life as an adoptee where I have no photos of me for the first 14
> months. I am sending letters, with the help of a International Center for
> Photography mentor in NYC, to all the persons in the country with my same
> original birthname and asking them to submit anonymously, so to speak, any
> photos of themselves to me during that age period. I will then mount them
> into an installation, write up the process, and have some meaningful
> performance art! Other unidentified photos in my family albums will be
> utilized as part of another show to depict - in sort of a Lee Friendlander
> style - the ambiguity of composition and other snapshot 'art' as if we
> come across them in a flea market and been fascinated by the unknown persons
> but in a nostalgic framework.
> Kent Watkins
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Liz Braswell"
> To: <LANIER-L@rootsweb.com<mailto:LANIER-L@rootsweb.com>>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 3:50 PM
> Subject: [LANIER-L] Re: Strangers in the Box - some great tips and family
> > Good tip about the negatives. I have all our neg. in a pkg. and in a
> fireproof box BUT
> > no names. Any suggestions on how to fix that? 5 years ago I spent an
> entire summer
> > putting all our pics in albums and marking them, names and or places. If
> we lose the
> > albums do not know how to fix the negs. Our girls will know most of them
> from the
> > stories, etc. We are in our 70's so the pics are over 100 years plus up
> about 1995.
> > The hardest part they are in storage at the moment where I cannot get to
> them, the
> > albums that is. Always have the negs with us. Once people are gone the
> pics are
> > "priceless".
> > Liz
> > I received permission to post these ideas on family pictures.
> > Jane
> > Jane; What a perfect poem. When my Mother died, I found about 200
> > of pictures taken 1920's to 1950's. Had to find a photo studio that
> > equipment to develop these large negatives, some were 2 x 2 inches. I
> > several booklet form copies and mailed out to any living relatives, they
> > would write the name, date etc. that they knew, mailed it back to me,
> > I would let everyone know as many names as we all could figure out. What
> > job!! Took months and money.
> > Sharon
> > AMEN to that, Jane Foley!
> > I have 'inherited' all my great-aunts papers, including pictures of
> > family members that I'd never seen before. No names on anything!
> > Anne
> > How fortunate for you to have 'inherited' all this wonderful
> > pictures. A suggestion I would like to make is to take these pictures to
> > Family Reunion (even if you have to organize one yourself), spread them
> > on a table and have everyone look and try to help you identify the family
> > members.
> > Of course, this may not help unless you have some of the "older"
> > present but you won't know unless you try it. Invite people from the
> > community where the family grew up. Make sure you get the word out about
> > the "get-together" and ask anyone to come that is interested in
> > or
> > knows anything about the family. I wish you luck!
> > Margie
> > Thanks for this Jane;
> > I have been for some time trying to identify as many as I can from my
> > grandmothers old photo album (1875-1967) and my wife's mothers box of
> > pictures (1902-1993)
> > I have been unable to find anyone still living who can identify more than
> > 10% of the people. I know some of those who "old folks" in the
> > photos have got to be some of the "youngins" in the older photos.
> > and I have started going through all our old photos and putting name,
> > places, and dates as best we can. I am also scanning them all and putting
> > the info on each one on the CD. We are now 72 & 70 years old and have a
> > of pictures going back to our junior high school (or I guess they call it
> > "middle school" today)
> > Thanks again
> > Bob in Victoria, TX
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