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To throw away old photographs when I don't know who the people are...

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Mamie Tue 25-Sep-12 13:57:43

I have spent a lot of time researching family history so I think I have a pretty good idea about who is who in our family. I have collected all the ones of our direct ancestors / relations and have put them in labelled bags. What do I do about the group photos where I don't know who anyone is? Tennis parties, trips to the seaside, health and beauty movement, wedding parties etc
AIBU to feel soooo guilty about throwing them away? I know my DD will treasure the family photos, but the rest?

annodomini Thu 27-Sep-12 09:08:28

I have a very old, small album of photos take professionally in the 19th century. This didn't turn up until my aunt died and there is no-one now who can identify all the people in them. I can make informed guesses because of family resemblances, but it would be good to know who those Victorian ladies really were.