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September 16, 2011

Grab hold of that photo of you as a kid or of your grandparents' wedding and realize just how special it is.

In the midst of the 3.5 trillion photos that have ever been taken it's easy to forget
that the shoebox or album of old photos we have at home is incredibly fragile and special. Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s. In fact, ten percent of all the photos we have were taken in the past 12 months. And yet, there are still more physical photos hidden in our shoeboxes, hanging on our walls or lost in an album than there are digital photos littering our hard drive. These precious photos of the past 200 years tell us who we are and where we come from. -- How many photos have ever been taken? | 1000memories

Posted by Vanderleun at September 16, 2011 12:12 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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These precious photos of the past 200 years tell us who we are and where we come from.

But sadly, many, many, many of them are unlabeled.

Posted by: rickl at September 16, 2011 5:06 PM