Priceless Photos Found in My Grandpa’s Family Archives

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Priceless Photos Found in My Grandpa's Family Archives

My grandpa was really into photography. He took thousands of photos over the years.

He took them while serving in the Army in Italy and Germany in the early 1950s, he took them of his beloved Boxer and Great Dane, and he took them of his family.

I scanned hundreds of slides for my grandparent’s 50th anniversary party about ten years ago. Of all the photos my grandpa took, this one is hands-down my favorite.

It was taken around 1958 or 1959. It shows my great-grandma (his mother) with my aunt Karen and my Mom as children at Ft. Meyers Beach, FL, where they were living at the time.

I love the mood and the beautiful light, even if it is underexposed. I love my mom’s dirty shirt and her crooked bangs, my aunt’s sweet smile and my great-grandma’s faraway look.

This photo had almost been forgotten, and I am so glad I rediscovered it. It now hangs in my house, my mom’s house and my aunt’s house.

My grandpa passed away a year and a half ago, and it had hung on one of his walls as well. ~shared by @triciaophoto

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