For the younger generation who never lived without the Internet the Postal Project calla attention to buildings in their hometown that they rarely visit. The post Office was downtown, it looked solid and maybe had an eagle carved in the front or a mural hanging in the lobby. Photos record time. Bring back memories and help others understand how things evolve and change. Hopefully appreciate life today.
Being a newspaper photographer, I felt responsible to try and capture the moment so it wouldn't be forgotten, chronicle the events for the future, as well as, bring the community together. Embarrassed how the newspaper threw away many photos, simply because they felt they'd ever go with another story in the future. But many single photos captured the life at the times. Not news,
Family photos preserve memories and hopefully bring out stories. Like my brother holding both his children who are now all grown and living on their own.
One photo brings back lots of memories. Preserve and share memories!