Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ghosts from Christmas Past

A couple years ago I spent the winter in Maine, doing some work on my Dad's house, playing a lot of cribbage with my brother, and working on a few projects that needed doing.  One of the things I got done was scanning all my Dad's slides, thousands of them, mostly taken in the 50's and 60's.  They are wonderfully low resolution - they upload in the blink of an eye with no problems what so ever!  Anyways, these are for my sons to check out - here's your Dad at ages 7 (top), 4 (second picture) and two (bottom 2 pictures).  Enjoy and take lots of pictures this Christmas - they sure are fun to have around later!


Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Note from an Old Dude to everyone listening and reading: get to labeling or naming your photographs early, and organizing them as well. Years later you'll forget names and places and slap yourself for not doing so earlier.


Suzassippi said...

Isn't it interesting how the hair went from buzz to bangs in such a short time? Rando is scanning all his dad's slides from the 50s and 60s, and it has been pretty fascinating.

Ever wonder if in the future, our technology won't read our current technology to be able to see all our pictures? I think of all the documents I had on my first computer with a program that now no longer exists, or the floppies that we can't use anymore.

Kim said...

Our photos are pretty easy to tell who is who. The blonde with straighthair and blue eyes is my sister...curly blonde with brown eyes is me...dark hair boy is my brother lol. If its of someone doing something bad...its me. I do worry about losing photos mostly due to technology advances.

Lothian said...

How precious! My favorite is the blue snowsuit. What a cutie pie.

Alaska Steve said...

Good advice BZ! My Mom had pretty good notes on the slides but there was a fair amount of detective work involved in getting all those slides properly labeled.

Suzassippi, I bet you could get that info somehow, it's all ones and zeros when you get down to it. I was glad I scanned the slides when I did - some were starting to fade and show their age. Like photos, digital media like cd's and hard drives is only good for so long before the data degrades.