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A Photo Finish

Now that I've looked over a couple hundred old photos I've inherited and sorted out the ones I want to keep I'm starting to label them. Grandpa in the cribThis has

brought me to the realization that if you don't share your knowledge (your information) then your knowledge and information is worthless to society.

 Less then a fourth of the photos I inherited had labels on them. It's a shame because if I knew what they were I'd know who to pass them on to or even if they important

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Grandpa cutting it up

The picture of the baby in the crib is simply labeled "Daddy". Most of these pics were my moms so I have to assume the baby is my grandpa.

The other two pictures are from a "photo booth" are labeled "Abe & Ed New Years Eve, New York". Ed was my grandpa, the same person as the baby in the crib. Is it my imagination or does it look like those mustaches are falling off?

I'm thinking that the pictures may have been taken at the 1939 Worlds Fair. Did you know that the 1st photo booth was used at the 1889 World's Fair? Looking up the Photo Booth on Wikki was fun and I'd recommend you take a look for your self.

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Comment balloon 17 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • January 06 2020 01:13AM

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Good morning, Bob "RealMan" Timm I love to look through old photo albums.... I have oldies from the 1930's....my father with his new vehicles!!!  war photos....family gatherings, etc....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 6 months ago

Good morning Bob. My family was not big on photos. And the ones I have are not labeled and I have no clue! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

I love those photos, and yes, those 'staches look a bit unstable! I have a bunch of photos I need to go through also... 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 6 months ago

Having pictures labeled makes a huge difference in our enjoyment when we look back at them in the future.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 6 months ago

Good morning, Bob... I have albums full of photos from my mother... sad to say, I can't identify many of the people in those photos outside of immediate family.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 6 months ago

I love going through them Barbara Todaro but I wish I knew a little more about some of them.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Thats frustrating isn't it Wayne Martin ?

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

I thought they looked a little suspicious Kat Palmiotti and knowing the photo was done on New Years Eve made me even more suspicious.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Exactly Brian England ! As they are they will get passed around from relative to relative and if no one can identify them they will be 100 year old trash.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Nina Hollander when I'm done with this batch I'm done. I will pass the unidentified on to my sister and she will most likely trash most of them. It's really to bad this history will be lost.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Labels identifying old photos and especially people in them is so important.  Like you, I inherited a box full of old family photos several years ago.  Several photos still have un-named individuals in them.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Without labels the photos are only a curiousity Myrl Jeffcoat .

Thank you for the feature .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

I have also seen many family photographs without names and dates. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

I find it frustrating Roy Kelley but then again I'm guilty myself.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm - This is exactly what I have been doing - going through old photographs and writing on the back something my kids wouldn't know. It's so important to preserve the photos and their meanings. Whenever I see old photos at an antique store, I get all choked up and teary eyed. I'm sure somebody's relatives would love to have them and don't even know they are being sold. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

I feel the same as you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP but I know a couple of my siblings could care less about the photos... they can't cash in on them. That is such a sad attitude to be.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 6 months ago

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