Waziristan and the march to Razmak in old photos 1936

Waziristan and the march to Razmak in old photos 1936 The Waziristan campaign 1936–1939 comprised a number of operations conducted in Waziristan by British and Indian forces. This was against the fiercely independent tribesmen that inhabited this region. These operations were conducted in 1936–1939, when operations were...

Conserving old photos using expert preservationists

Conserving old photos using expert preservationists Conservation is different from digital restoration.   Conserving old photos and conservation is the stabilization and preservation of existing photos or documents, to prevent further damage and slow or halt the degradation process. With conserving old photos is it...

Writing to preserve photographic memories.

Writing to preserve photographic memories. Restoring a photo is not much use without knowing the people in the photo or the story behind the photo.  Write it down! Events come and go and names and places can get forgotten and the stories behind those memories fade, just like the photos themselves. Once you...

Old Pakistan photo WW1

Old Pakistan photo WW1 Great numbers of soldiers on horseback tracked miles through the hills of Afghanistan an Pakistan during WW1 to WW2. It would have been known as India back then. I have a collection of photos showing just that. However, in that collection, one photo stands out. It is...

Cycling in old photos

Cycling in old photos Cycling in old photos shows us the way cycling has changed. I thought I would just peer into a few old photos and take a look back at some of the photographic problems, clothes and cycling technology. Firstly back in 1900 exposure speeds were not that fast. If you...

The Life and Times of Elsie Johnson

The Life and Times of Elsie Johnson Elsie Johnson (Née Pearce) – Born 18th May 1913 – Died 22nd Jan 2015 Aged 101.5   A celebration of the life of a truly remarkable woman Elsie Johnson, my Grandmother, she brought joy to all and gave so much to her local community. She will be...

Old candid photos from the beach 1900s

Old candid photos from the beach 1900s Unintentional and fascinating, candid details captured in 1900’s photos. Old photos have great details in them and it is fascinating to see everyday life caught in the background and not intentionally by the photographer. Most photos were staged and posed but as...

Photo restoration and family history trade show

Photo restoration and family history trade show Packing for a photo restoration trade show or family history event? Maybe you are a seasoned trade show exhibitor or never done it all, this post is about what you may need to pack for a successful day. Some useful points. Firstly it is likely you’ll need a car...

Old photos show humans will picnic anywhere

Old photos show humans will picnic anywhere Old photos show that picnics are not new. Back in the days of black and white photos, people loved to picnic. . With the summer in full swing, people just love to picnic and I thought it would be fun to find some old memories people have captured from yesteryear...

Old photos and the origins of Halloween

Old photos and the origins of Halloween A Halloween approaches I wanted to see where its origins came from and how and when America got so wrapped up in it! . . All Hallows Day or All Saints day was introduced in 609 and was originally celebrated on the 13th May. It was moved to November the 1st to coincide...
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