Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian

Celebrate A Special Anniversary with A Photo History.

June 10, 2009 · Leave a Comment

photo montageIf you want  photo tips,  DIY photo projects or news on the latest camera gear,  go to Photojojo. It’s a great site. One of their ideas, a photo history, is a novel approach for personal historians to consider. For a special anniversary or birthday, a photo history of the year the event occurred would be a wonderful gift.

Start by going to Google Image Search or Flickr and search for images from the year in question. Also look for events that happened in that year. Find out what cars people were driving. Who were the movie stars? What were the newest kitchen appliances? These will give you leads in your search for other photos.

After you have a good selection of pictures, you can organize them in any number of ways such as a Photo Book, Photo Blog, or Photo Collage.

Here’s a small sample of Flickr photos from 1939, the year my parents were married:

Phoenix car dealer, 1939

Phoenix car dealer, 1939

Gone With The Wind, 1939 - Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh

Gone With The Wind, 1939 - Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh

1939 Kodak Brownie

1939 Kodak Brownie

Collage photo by Cactus

Gone With The Wind Flickr photo Michael Heilemann

Kodak Brownie photo by Zoë

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