Dear Photograph

Ransom Riggs

Old photographs have been finding their way onto the Internet in new and unexpected forms lately (I blogged about one of them, Back to the Future, a few months ago). Dear Photograph is one of these projects, a website that invites submissions of photographs of photographs from the past in the present, accompanied by a bit of text (which is the "dear photograph" part of the package). For instance:

Me and my first bike. The bike I have now goes a little bit faster.

I thought Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then I noticed his reflection in the glass.

Lots more are here. The forty minutes I spent trolling through these pictures is proof, I think, that I'm a nostalgic fool; I even get nostalgic for other people's memories.