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31
Oct

Happy Halloween from Family Historians, Photo Collectors, Memory Keepers and the Team at Save Family Photos

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My mom’s birthday is October 31st. Even though it was supposed to be her day, she fully embraced Halloween every year with my brother and me, easily making it my favorite holiday. . She dressed us up in extravagant costumes and transformed us into great trick-or-treaters. . She loved hand-making our costumes. And I loved […]

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31
Oct

Saving my Grandparent’s Wedding Photo and Discovering the Beauty of their Love Story

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My Grammie and Grandaddy on their wedding day 1954. Don’t they look like a glamorous Hollywood couple? . I spent a couple hours over several days at my Grammie’s home, taking pictures of old family photos. . She shared so many memories with me and I was able to get over 2,000 pictures saved to […]

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24
Oct

Flashback to Sunny Days and Family Memories Made in Hawaii

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My parents took turns taking a picture with their four daughters on Lanikai beach Hawaii in 1968. I’m daughter ! . Those same two wonderful parents still reside in beautiful Hawaii, 50+ years later! . These snapshots evoke special feelings of warmth, security and love. I have fond memories of beautiful days that seemed endless […]

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23
Oct

Expert Tips for Restoring Old or Damaged Family Photographs

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It’s heartbreaking when family photos are abandoned simply because they are dusty, damaged, or show signs of wear and tear. Yet many families face tough decisions when cleaning out their attics, or following the death of a love one. What do you do with the old, worn photos? The good news is: old photos can […]

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17
Oct

To Be a Fly On the Wall When My Grandparents Met for the First Time

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This my grandpa. Born in Ukraine, he eventually settled in New Jersey after WWII. . During the war, he fought in the Soviet Red Army against the Nazis. . The Nazis were bombing a train that my grandmother was on, and she was having difficulty helping her father evacuate. That’s when a handsome, mustachioed soldier […]

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14
Oct

When Old Photo Albums Come Out of the Closet, Fun Stories Start Emerging

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Mom and the great blue sea, circa 1960s. . I’ve heard many stories of her growing up on my great grandpa’s sailboat, but I’ve never seen a photo of it…until now. . Her commentary on this photo: “We were born with sea legs!” . Losing my great grandma has been hard, but it does mean […]

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12
Oct

Proof of the Prettiest Smile Ever, a Vintage School Photo of my Mom

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Proof of the prettiest smile ever. . This is a Marshall University sorority photo of my mother, Jane Costanzo, at the age of 19 in 1964. . My mother has had many accomplishments across her lifetime that I can recall. As a child, for example, being the diligent Girl Scout that she was, she practiced […]

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09
Oct

An Indian Patriarch on His Wedding Day in 1960

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16 June 1960, New Delhi, India. My handsome ‘nanaji’ (maternal grandfather) Amrik Singh Rana and his cousins on his wedding day. Nanaji, born during the British Raj in India, had a love for modernity. He always brought his daughters western outfits from his travels abroad and had the sweetest curiosity for his grandchildren’s new gadgets […]

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06
Oct

Memories from Family Road Trips

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The best road trips are the ones that lead us to our simplest memories. Family road trip, circa 1966. Our car is packed, looks like a bicycle and stroller are also strapped to the roof. Two large plaid suitcases, and possibly a child’s playpen, fill the back of the wagon. A wooden birdhouse is strapped […]

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27
Sep

Malaysian Memories, Picturing the Timeless Beauty of my Grandmother

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When I was visiting my uncle recently, he brought out this huge album of old photos taken by my grandpa (who was an avid photographer) and I came across this picture of my grandma. According to my mum, this was taken at their home – Sabai Estate (a rubber plantation estate, my grandpa was the […]

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