Modern photo album

Contributed by The Manchester Museum

Child's photo album recording special events and capturing memories. The rise of digital photographic technology has resulted in far fewer photographs being printed. As digital media change over time it may no longer be possible to access the photographs people take today and the images may disappear altogether. What kind of legacy will we leave for our ancestors if all our family photographs have been lost? After all black and white photographs from Victorian times are still of huge research interest and sentimental value today. Will people in a hundred years' time be able to look at photographs of family members taken today?

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