If 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.
Here’s a small sample of Flickr photos from 1939, the year my parents were married:
Collage photo by Cactus
Gone With The Wind Flickr photo Michael Heilemann
Kodak Brownie photo by Zoë