Mental Floss

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.