A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: RECORDING HISTORY

A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: RECORDING HISTORY

In one way or another, every picture we take records history, capturing a moment that will never be repeated.

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Garry’s parents wedding, 1941. Photographer unknown, moments caught forever.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!

24 thoughts on “A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: RECORDING HISTORY”

  1. Those are beautiful. I love all the pictures you share, but the ones with Garry’s parents recently have really made me smile 🙂

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      1. I’m the Samoan….
        I often looked at these pictures as I was growing up. It was difficult for me to imagine the people in the photographs as the folks I knew in real life. My Mom, before dementia took over, gave me some of the back stories that put things in perspective.
        Sometimes looking at these pictures now is like watching my beloved old Hollywood movies.

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        1. Just to go to the humorous side of this for a moment. I have boxes of photos of my family, taken over the years by God knows who, and I keep realizing that by the time I got to know my parents those moments were long gone and they were already “old”. But the one “Eeewww!” thought that keeps creeping into my mind is that fact that they actually did IT.., you know, “IT”.., and that’s the reason me, my sisters and brother are here. Gotta shake this somehow…

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  2. Great photo’s Marilyn, thanks for sharing. There really is something about old paper prints that I don’t think the throw away digital shots of food and selfies will quite have in the future. I’m certain the trawler fisherman doesn’t quite appreciate his catch as much as the angler sat by the river a whole afternoon.

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    1. True. There’s something special about these old pictures. These pictures were intended to last for generations. Today, we don’t expect anything to outlast its warranty. I am personally surprised I made it past my “sell by” shelf date.

      It’s a throw-away world. Not that we don’t strive to create beauty. I know I do, but electronic imagery seems so … flimsy … in comparison!

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