Awhile back, Miss Moss posted some Flickr photos from a user named Lynne’s Lens (the entry can be viewed here). Each photo is a vintage image from some lives long ago. I felt super inspired by each distinct memory, knowing that at one point the person captured in each felt the comfort of the present. Now, though, I’m sure they’d hardly be able to recall the day or occasion that gave the photo importance at the time.
With those strangers in mind, I thought of my family and what memories they had left. There’s a photo that I claimed from my Grandmother’s house when we were cleaning it out to sell it. It’s been on display in my home ever since, and I occasionally glance at it or think about the two women depicted (my Grandmother and her sister) and how they were as I knew them best. The Nows-and-Thens seem so wildly different, but it’s charming to see them as young women when I only knew them after they’d carved out little niches for themselves.
And as I removed the photo from its frame to photograph it for you, I found a little clip of paper tucked in behind the print that said in my Grandmother’s script: WAR’s over! 1945 Anita + friends
What vintage images inspire you?