Photo Albums

@allknowing (111329)
India
November 30, 2022 8:23pm CST
First it was my husband's passion to take photographs no matter where we were invited. Starting with he owned a Yashika D - black and white followed by several others until the digital world took over. Whenever guests arrived while we were busy getting meals ready they would spend time in the lounge browsing through photo albums with a running commentary and that is history now They now watch tv!1 No one is interested in looking at photos as unlike in the olden days one can take countless photos using their smart phones and also with a digital camera. The question what will I do with those albums both hard and those stored in digital folders. Any suggestions?
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@rebelann (104977)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Dec
If I had children I would make those albums gifts for my grandchildren letting them know that these were photos of their ancestors
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
Children or no children I notice there is lack of interest. in general in the present generation.
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@rebelann (104977)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Dec
That is true, the young are not interested in ancestry but when they are old they will be.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
@rebelann How is anyone to know that they will be interested?
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@magallon (19342)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Do not throw your old albums those are golden memories . You can never turn back time.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
They indeed are golden moments for me but who would be interested in my holidays for example?
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@magallon (19342)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@allknowing you can enjoy looking at your pictures once in a while or you can show it to your children or grandchildren.
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@shaggin (65153)
• United States
1 Dec
Do you have children to pass them along to? I never realized you were married. Is this you in the photo the woman?
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@shaggin (65153)
• United States
1 Dec
@allknowing I love old photos but my kids don’t seem to have to much of an interest. When they were younger they enjoyed looking through them sometimes. I made my daughter an album for her party full of photos of her when she was little and of other people with her for them to sign in the album at her graduation party. I forgot to put out a pen until toward the end of the party and no one bothered to tell me although they did mention it after I said something
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
@shaggin There you are. I think it is universal that today's generation is not much into preserving history.
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
@allknowing That is a beautiful picture of you : )
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
I keep my albums that I love, but I also scanned all the photos I liked more, so we can watch them on a tablet or on a computer. This is a beautiful photo, I think it's you in the photo.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
2 Dec
@LadyDuck That is a good thing I hope she gets back off and on and takes interest.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
I have done that too but the interest will rest only with me. Yes that's me in the photo
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@allknowing When my niece visited she always asked to look at our old albums. She particularly looked at my photos to check how much we look alike.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
1 Dec
You know, I'm almost 70, so no digital photo of my grandparents, most of family, most gone. I treasure the pictures we have though. My Mother made slide ones too. Photos are a snapshot of a time, never be to return. My Mother is gone, now 5 years, so these photos at my treasure that I look at time to time. The next generations to come, will treasure them too. My family wasn't one to record when it was for photos. Before we my Mom left me,very had fun she remembering about them, and I writing it down on the photo. I just have my photos in albums, it in a box with slide viewer. I've no children, but if I did, I'd leave them these snapshots in time of family with a note...this is your family.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
2 Dec
@oahuwriter My niece lost her father and in a matter of days she celebrated her birthday in the house.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
Your age shows you do not belong to the now generation who are least interested in looking at photos nor wanting to have them for themselves.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
2 Dec
@allknowing They're too young, where not touched by someone they knew, passed. This is when it hits you so hard, about pictures, videos or recorded calls.
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@arunima25 (78754)
• Bangalore, India
1 Dec
When you have abundance, you loose interest and value. I remember how special family photo day used to be when a photographer from some good studio. And for other days, we would judiciously use the roll and then take it to the photo studio to develop photos. We would wait for the surprise.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
You hit the nail on the head - abundance of anything results in lack of interest. We have gone through it all the studio and roll experience.
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@dfollin (23451)
• United States
1 Dec
Many of people in and outside of my family love looking at pictures both hard copies and digital copies. I have an Amazon Prime account which I can have my pictures via my phone on the tv. Take pictures of the the photographs with you phone and have your pictures backed up by the Amazon Photo's and they will go on to the channel on the tv.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
You are fortunate that you still have people around who would want to see your photos. It used to be that way a long time ago but with smart phone and countless pictures doing the rounds that is history here. I will not throw away my albums any way
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
If the family don't want them, is there any kind of local history society or anything like that, that might be interested?
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
We had this guy who wrote our history but that was more in text form and that book contained the history of the entire community
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@Shiva49 (25547)
• Singapore
1 Dec
Lovely photo. Yes, no one takes more than a cursory look at photos nowadays. I have many a photo album that is stacked away as they do not interest anyone.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
Indeed a sad situation.
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@aninditasen (12484)
• Raurkela, India
1 Dec
You should preserve them. Who are the people in the photograph? Old photos bring back fond memories.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
Its me with one niece and two nephews
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
3 Dec
@aninditasen They are adults now
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@aninditasen (12484)
• Raurkela, India
2 Dec
@allknowing That's lovely. You look beautiful. How old are your niece and nephews now.
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@CarolDM (201216)
• United States
1 Dec
Most will pass them down to the children but they don't seem too interested these days.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
Compared to what it used to be when I was a kid and now there is hardly any interest shown by anyone wanting to browse through albums
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@CarolDM (201216)
• United States
2 Dec
@allknowing Things have changed so much, right!
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
1 Dec
I store my old family photographs in a wardrobe and store digital copies on cloud storage!
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
They are no doubt stored but not much interest is shown by others to look at them.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
3 Dec
@Virtually2021 I hope your younger relatives love to do that too
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
2 Dec
@allknowing That's true but my relatives like to refer to the albums :) They like seeing old pictures and pictures from the past.
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@Beestring (9709)
• Hong Kong
1 Dec
I also have many photo albums with black and white photos. I still keep them. I digitize some of the b/w photos.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
I have digitized too many of my photos and it is the virtual world such as this seems interested in them but not the family and real friends.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
3 Dec
@Beestring I am more concerned about the youngsters.
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@Beestring (9709)
• Hong Kong
1 Dec
@allknowing My family and close friends love to see the albums once in a while.
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• Indonesia
1 Dec
Hi, just a suggestion Maybe you need to find a digital platform as a place to store and protect it from damage. And, you can also earn money if you want, instead of just being left alone. Because, maybe we'll need it someday, who knows?
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
1 Dec
I have converted many of my hard copies into digital folders. I will not get rid of the albums but get someone to destroy them if at all after we are gone
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@RebeccasFarm (84649)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 Dec
There are services here that do the completed storage of all photos but it costs a pretty penny..they digitize it. Who are in the photos there?
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
3 Dec
Those are two nephews and a niece with me
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
3 Dec
@RebeccasFarm Thank you
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
3 Dec
@allknowing I so love these photos Always Smiling..I really love them.
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@jstory07 (125150)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Dec
I think you should keep them all and have the memories.
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
2 Dec
No one will want them
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@allknowing (111329)
• India
3 Dec
@jstory07 You have a point there.
@jstory07 (125150)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Dec
@allknowing You can enjoy them and that is all that matters.
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@JudyEv (300444)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Dec
Hopefully one of your children will like the albums. Sometimes grandchildren have more interest that the children.
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