I recently got married. It was SUPER fun!! We did a “Princess Bride” theme, which basically means that we all dressed like medieval savages. I bought a couple of polaroid camera’s to take all the photos because I am very much obsessed with old stuff. That said, I did not want to buy a stupid boring regular photo album for all my cool wedding pictures.
My husband, who will remain unnamed for security purposes, went onto Ebay (a dangerous thing after a glass of wine or two) and found Victorian photo albums for sale from the mid to late 1800’s. I absolutely had to have those as our photo albums, I mean it’s basically a piece of history that you can use.
What I did not know when I went on my photo album binge buying, was that a lot of these albums came with the original photo’s still inside!!!!! So not only did I get photo albums that are around 132 years old, I also got photo’s of real people from that time era. But now I have like 75 of these photo’s of different people I don’t know that are deceased. So what the heck do I do with them?
Eureka! I decided to add them to my Oceanic Commentary Series as “A Piece of History”. Each original artwork will come with the photo that inspired it. I kinda see it like I am giving these people a second chance at life. With no way of knowing who they are or where their long lost relatives are, I thought this would be an awesome way to honor their lives.
More to come.