Our History is Lost with Digital Photography

The delete button is the bane of history. I have memories of looking through old photos and negatives in Grandpa’s shoebox “picture album.” He had lots of prints mounted in the over-sized books with paper corners and black pages. Pictures of Mom’s first day of school, some school dance of Aunt Helen’s, and the family pictures. They were all pretty well composed and properly exposed. They were the good pictures. Presentable pictures. Exactly what Grandpa wanted to show.