It is time to finally organize all my family photos into collections that go together. My goal here is see if I can learn more information about these experiences by looking at all the photos of the same event, rather than looking at each photo individually.
What has taken me so long to do this? Honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t done it sooner. However, a part of the reason why is because I do not have the whole collection of photos to work with. My brother and sister have a good bit of the collection too. However, I have my part of the collection, and a collection of photos that we have not gone through to divide yet. (the “undivided collection”)
So, the first thing I did is mark the backs of the “undivided collection” with blue tape, since I would need to mix this collection with my own.
Then, I looked at each picture and put it in a pile according the their size and shape. There were small, medium and large, square and rectangle, and some with or without a serrated edge. Also, I had two separate piles for photo booth portraits and studio portraits.
I took each pile and looked on the back. Most of them were unmarked, but some of them had numbers stamped or written on them. I quickly realized that this told me for sure which pictures came from the same roll of film. Since some of the photos did not have numbers, I looked for the clothing that people were wearing to see if the photos were taken at the same event or on the same day.
Now I’m working on putting xeroxes of each group of photos in my notebook. I will use these copies for drawing on, looking at, and analyzing with notes and ideas. I’ll post notebook pictures later.