August 03, 2011

s c a n n i n g. . . into the Past

Here's that little project I mentioned that I've begun working on. 
{left to right: my papou (grandfather), my mother, aunt, their cousin and my great-grandfather}
It's the long and beautiful process of archiving and restoring my old family photographs, some of which were taken more than 100 years ago. My mother sent them home with me when I visited Denver a few weeks ago with strict instructions to return them all to her via digital discs. The stack is like six inches thick and there's still more I left behind. 
{left: my aunt, great-grandfather, my mother}   {right: my yiayia (grandmother)}

This is going to be a long process, especially when I begin the restoration effort. Some of these photographs are absolutely brilliant which makes this that much more amazing.
{my papou (grandfather) on the right} 
I'll keep everyone posted on the progress. This should keep me busy for awhile.

xoxo

14 comments:

  1. amazing! those photos are beautiful. how exciting for you to go through them all, you will learn so much about your past im sure. look forward to seeing more :)
    x krystie

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  2. What an amazing project!! I think I will need to do this too, because I have so many photos!!

    <3 Kelly

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  3. so lovely.. I adore old photos! good luck with the project!

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  4. these are so awesome! i have been meaning to do the same sort of posts with a bunch of old pictures i have of my grandparents. do you have any info on the military picture at the bottom? where he is or what he was doing? i am prior army and am all about that type of stuff :)

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  5. @Barbara, the military photo was when my grandfather was in the Army in World War II. Not sure where he was in the photo but I know he fought the Japanese. I have so many military photos of him and they're so cool!

    ♥ sécia

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  6. Hi Secia, I loe to do this with old photos. I edited some of my grandmothers and also my baby photos which are all B&W. It was fun project for me too ;-) isiting from Elsies blog. Sonishka

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  7. this is great. ive been running into some wonders of my family as well. i wanna do this but it does take a lot of time!

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  8. What a fun projecet! I love old family photos. These are beautiful.

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  9. I did this recently with my own childhood photos. It's a lot of fun to look into the past. :) Have fun!

    Cherie @ Refractions

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  10. This is a really great idea. I should try it on my own. I have lots of old pictures of my family hidden somewhere. I still have to buy a scanner, though. LOL.

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  11. i was able to work on a similar project a few years ago. it was a very emotional experience but also very fulfilling. the ones you shared are great.

    xoxo
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  12. i LOVE old photos.. enjoy scanning them from my garndparent's albums when i have time..

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  13. That's awesome you at least know a little about it! i love all these pictures!

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