I’ve started sharing some of them on Facebook and twitter, and I am also loving the responses I’m getting.
I can’t share the photos directly, because of copyright issues, but I can share the links, so photos like this one of two construction workers eating their lunch and reading a newspaper at 70 feet above London, really show you real life is sometimes stranger than fiction.
Or how about this one of Russian Princess Anastasia smoking a pipe with her father, Tsar Nicholas II in 1916? What an amazing photo, and all the more poignant when you think what happened to both them and the rest of their family not long afterward.
And while there are plenty astonishing photos on the site to see, it’s the ordinary ones, like this one, of a toaster made in the 1920s, one the characters in my current project set in 1927 might actually have used, delights me just as much.
Do you get a kick out of seeing old photos, and taking a trip down memory lane?