Memory Monday: Town and country

I can’t really be certain where most of the photos in this album were shot, but trying to figure it out has led me to some interesting places! Using the translator in the Google Lens app I noticed the name Namsan Clinic in the image above; Mt. Namsan and Namsan Park are located in the south portion of Seoul. I […]

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Memory Monday: Scenes from the ROK

All of the photos in the current collection are held in five old-fashioned self-adhesive “magnetic” albums, with acetate covers intended to protect the photographs. Even though we now know these types of albums are actually destructive to prints (especially those in color), they are still being sold in stores. Pictures stored in them tend to become brittle and discolored and, […]

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Memory Monday: Korea and California

Back in May of this year I discovered a big stack of matching photo albums while browsing at Denio’s flea market in Roseville. I wasn’t able to learn how they came to be there; and while the photos themselves have little or no background information in the way of captions or notes, as I progress through studying the images I’m […]

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Memory Monday: Memorial Day edition

I picked up a stack of photo albums over the weekend and was very excited to start sharing them, but now I’m having second (and third) thoughts. These were rescued from a storage locker, so apparently abandoned?? And I still have a lot of unanswered questions about where and when many of the photos were shot. But the more I […]

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