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#tbt family portrait, early 1900’s of my great grandfather Louis (the little one on the left) and his family fresh off the boat from the Ukraine. My great great grandparents Charles and Rebecca, great great aunt Sylvia (in the middle) and their cousins. #throwback #familyphotos #ancestors #vintagephotos #keepfamilyphotos #philadelphia Thanks, louiekakooie http://ift.tt/1v1jlln @savefamilyphotos

#tbt family portrait, early 1900’s of my great grandfather Louis (the little one on the left) and his family fresh off the boat from the Ukraine. My great great grandparents Charles and Rebecca, great great aunt Sylvia (in the middle) and their cousins. #throwback #familyphotos #ancestors #vintagephotos #keepfamilyphotos #philadelphia Thanks, louiekakooie http://ift.tt/1v1jlln @savefamilyphotos

What will we have to show from our digital existence? Who will hold our memories in their hands?

I recently discovered this portrait of my grandfather, Anthony Victor Flint,  circa 1940.

I was mesmerized.

To me, it’s a clear indication of the significance of the photographic medium and the need to preserve our memories so future generations will be able to enjoy them.

I hope that my grandchildren will experience the same feelings that I did when I found images of my grandparents.

It’s unlike any other :) ~shared by @tomasflint

#savefamilyphotos #oldphotos #familyhistory #filmisnotdead #foundphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1z662ho @savefamilyphotos

What will we have to show from our digital existence? Who will hold our memories in their hands?

I recently discovered this portrait of my grandfather, Anthony Victor Flint, circa 1940.

I was mesmerized.

To me, it’s a clear indication of the significance of the photographic medium and the need to preserve our memories so future generations will be able to enjoy them.

I hope that my grandchildren will experience the same feelings that I did when I found images of my grandparents.

It’s unlike any other :) ~shared by @tomasflint

#savefamilyphotos #oldphotos #familyhistory #filmisnotdead #foundphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1z662ho @savefamilyphotos

There’s the Old Guy now in his signature Pendleton jacket on another GE job site. Ken Davis, the Elder! Although we share the same name, his middle name was Gallusha and my Mom saved me from that… and being called Junior. I was also born a day late or I might have been named Patrick for that March Saint. Although an engineer, my Dad came up through the GE apprentice program after a stint in the military and time in White Sands, New Mexico working on U2 rockets. He could have worn a white shirt & tie and directed the “laborers”, but he liked to get his hands dirty and show them “how to do it right!” Top Man! #savefamilyphotos #blackandwhitephotos #ilovemyfamily #GEhydropower Thanks, stokrod http://ift.tt/1s1IBTE @savefamilyphotos

There’s the Old Guy now in his signature Pendleton jacket on another GE job site. Ken Davis, the Elder! Although we share the same name, his middle name was Gallusha and my Mom saved me from that… and being called Junior. I was also born a day late or I might have been named Patrick for that March Saint. Although an engineer, my Dad came up through the GE apprentice program after a stint in the military and time in White Sands, New Mexico working on U2 rockets. He could have worn a white shirt & tie and directed the “laborers”, but he liked to get his hands dirty and show them “how to do it right!” Top Man! #savefamilyphotos #blackandwhitephotos #ilovemyfamily #GEhydropower Thanks, stokrod http://ift.tt/1s1IBTE @savefamilyphotos

One more… of 2 of my siblings, my Sister Jackie and my Brother Michael and the only time we had a dog growing up. As kids we moved most every year so having a pet wasn’t in the cards. My Dad was an electrical engineer and installed turbines on dams and pump-storage projects for General Electric. Once the instal was over, it was on to the next project… for about a year. We traveled by car from one end of America to the other and back again… to Schenectady, N.Y. which was GE home base. My brother was my best friend (still is) and with all those road miles we learned to really, really LOVE cars! Can’t you tell? #savefamilyphotos #blackandwhitephotos #automotivehistory Thanks, stokrod http://ift.tt/1pQ9IT6 @savefamilyphotos

One more… of 2 of my siblings, my Sister Jackie and my Brother Michael and the only time we had a dog growing up. As kids we moved most every year so having a pet wasn’t in the cards. My Dad was an electrical engineer and installed turbines on dams and pump-storage projects for General Electric. Once the instal was over, it was on to the next project… for about a year. We traveled by car from one end of America to the other and back again… to Schenectady, N.Y. which was GE home base. My brother was my best friend (still is) and with all those road miles we learned to really, really LOVE cars! Can’t you tell? #savefamilyphotos #blackandwhitephotos #automotivehistory Thanks, stokrod http://ift.tt/1pQ9IT6 @savefamilyphotos