Old photos and their history


My name is Robert, I’m from the East Midlands, UK, and I’m a collector of all things vintage and antique. My family and I regularly buy old photographs, both locally and nationally.

Photos can be found in car boots, antique auctions, or online auction sites. Their subjects are eclectic: portraits, weddings, holidays, soldiers, ships. We rarely know who took the photo and why – though some hastily scribbled name on the back can give clues. The pleasure is in seeing an intimate view of the past through someone else’s eyes.

This site showcases our collection. I will also be writing on subjects such as photography, social history, and collecting.

If you have information on any of the photos, then please share.


Please do not reproduce images without permission.

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