This is one of my special secret collections. When I started collecting these old photos and showed them off to my family they were a bit freaked out and confused. They didn't understand why anyone would want photos of people they didn't know. My younger sister worried that the spirits of these people would haunt me but I didn't really understand that. If anything you would think their spirits would be happy to see that someone isn't just tossing their memories in the trash or a dusty attic. I really love the black and white photography which is what my collection is made up of. As for subject it really doesn't matter I enjoy portraits, landscapes, and every day shots. My favorites are those that have a defect like half the picture is missing or there is a blur or strange angle. I also really enjoy spooky looking portraits or family pictures that were carefully set up.
Your probably wondering why I feel such a strong connection to these photos. I don't have hardly any old photos from my family history, it's something that always made me sad. I also enjoy the pictures for inspiration. They really are beautiful to me... I can't put my finger on it. I can't believe anyone would toss these in a yard sale or even the trash.
I keep these safely away from light and dust and pull them out from time to time when I just want to be inspired.