16 August 11
While I was housesitting at my parents' house a couple of weeks ago, I gave myself a little project to digitise all our really old family photos. Turns out it's actually quite a time consuming 'little' project because scanning things as 600DPI TIFFs takes F O R E V E R, so I'm only a little way through the 3 albums and bag of loose photos that my mum dug out. It has to be done though, because they are fading fast (the 70s and 80s colour prints seem particularly bad, some of my baby photos are basically a red tinted blur) and to lose them would be a terrible shame.
Most of these are of my grandma in Ukraine and Russia. There's a running joke in my family that she doesn't age / has a TARDIS because she's looked identical since the 1960s, so I love trying to guess the dates (which helpfully are written on the back of most prints). Let me know if you guys want to see more, because I can't decide if this is really self-indulgent and I'm the only person who would possibly be interested? I love other people's old photos though!
1950 / date unknown
1971 (second from the right is my mum at 13!)
1956 / 1953
date unknown (this photo is amazing, I love the kid looking straight at the camera. My grandma was a teacher, so this was probably her class)