Our power went out last night, due to a gust of wind. While waiting for the power to come back on, I found my photo albums from college and the first two years after college.
I started culling bad photographs, and adding notes and short stories to the album from my junior year of college (1979-80). My albums were surprisingly archival, with just the typical tint shift due to time that comes from that era of film. I was using a Polaroid-type camera made by Kodak at the start of the year, then switched over completely to film. That album is finished and ready to shelve now.
Tonight I took a look at my sophomore year album, and it’s in one of those “magnetic” albums. The Kodak camera I had that year made a plastic type of instant print. Surprising, the color is as good as it ever was on those photographs. I pulled the two traditional print photographs out of the album, and left everything as is.
I also finished documenting the last 4 pages of photos in the album. So many names I don’t remember! I worked at a college radio station, and we had over 100 people on staff. I only remember the major players, so I just left the rest as is. I could look up the names in my college yearbook, but I’m too lazy right now.
Considering it was 35 years or more ago that these college shenanigans happened, I’m amazed with how much I do remember. And how much I wrote on the back of some photos! They filled in the gaps of some of my memories.
I used some Project Life cards, but the pockets in the junior year album are a different size than we use today. The 3×4 cards float, and the 4 x 6 cards needed at least 1/2 inch trimmed off. My post-college year photos will go into Project Life albums, so the photos will be smaller than the pockets, but I can back them with 4×6 paper as needed.
That’s the scrapping I did this week. How about you?