This is where we share vintage photographs, and explore the history around them. This month, we look at the less explored backs of photos…
Tying in with the cover feature, we lookat images of performers, and how they were used for publicity.
We all have family photos at home. Some are carefully placed in dust-free albums and others are just stuffed in drawers, away from prying eyes. But people love to view and share old photographs, and there is a staggering amount online– often with very little information – on social sites such as Flickr or Pinterest ( www.pinterest.com/YFHmagazine/vintage-photos). In this regular feature, we look at old photographs to see what they can tell us and to put them into context. If you’d like us to look at your photos, send us high resolution scans (300dpi or higher) or copies (to email@example.com), with a brief 50-word explanation, and it could fit a future theme. Your photo might be of a relative or ancestor, or a physical place or location – you’d be amazed what you can tell just from a single image. Alternatively, get in touch if there’s a specific subject you’d like us to investigate, using photographs as its basis – and if you have a family photo mystery to solve, our expert Audrey Linkman can advise through our Image From The Past or Q&A pages.