Username Post: Scrapbooks at Yard Sells!???!!!        (Topic#1585813)
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I was listening to an earlier edition of a scrapbook podcast and someone had written in that they would go to yard sells. On several occasions, they found completed scrapbooks (pictures and all) for sale. Has anyone ever run across this? It's so sad to me.


 
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No, never. That is sad!!! It's like when you find family photos thrown in a box at a yard sale or flea market. I understand that some people don't find that stuff to be interesting or worth keeping, but I could never consider tossing out photos of my ancestors. In fact, I wish I had more!


 
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I've never run across that, but I can see that happening at an estate sale, or even at a yard sale when someone's been doing some serious uncluttering - especially if it was an album they received as a gift and never asked for in the first place (which is part of why I'm very careful to make albums and papercrafting gifts for only a small select handful of people - I do not want to add to anyone's clutter with unwanted sentimental "stuff").

What scrapbook podcast was this? I'm always looking for new stuff to listen to.


 
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I haven't seen something like that. Not only sad, but invasion of privacy.


 
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  • aquabunny Said:
I've never run across that, but I can see that happening at an estate sale, or even at a yard sale when someone's been doing some serious uncluttering - especially if it was an album they received as a gift and never asked for in the first place (which is part of why I'm very careful to make albums and papercrafting gifts for only a small select handful of people - I do not want to add to anyone's clutter with unwanted sentimental "stuff").

What scrapbook podcast was this? I'm always looking for new stuff to listen to.



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Oh, okay, I'm working through old episodes of that too (though I'm skipping the ones where the overall topic doesn't interest me).


 
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Yes, I heard that podcast some time ago....

I thought it was sad at the time. I can see maybe, not wanting the scrapbook, but I would think they would at least take the pictures out!
There was also someone who wrote in about how her husband and sons would throw away her books once she was gone.....
I don't believe they actually would, but why would you say something like that??
I don't know if my son will want ALL my scrapbooks but I'm sure he'll keep a couple of them with his favourite memories....

Alison


 
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My mom makes a lot of family history scrapbooks, in conjunction with her genealogy stuff - and by family history I mean going back to people I don't remember and maybe even people she doesn't remember - and she's instructed me and my siblings that if we don't want those albums, we're to give them to the local historical society.


 
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  • bayamonesa1 Said:
I haven't seen something like that. Not only sad, but invasion of privacy.



How would be this be an invasion of privacy?


I bought a camera at a garage sale that had undeveloped film in it. I got it developed. It was weird to have some other family's photos.




 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • bayamonesa1 Said:
I haven't seen something like that. Not only sad, but invasion of privacy.



How would be this be an invasion of privacy?


I bought a camera at a garage sale that had undeveloped film in it. I got it developed. It was weird to have some other family's photos.


I suppose Esa means for the photos in the albums of people still living who had not given permission for their photos to be sold. I know we have no control over any photos of ourselves that have been taken by other people, but the thought of them being sold to strangers is still unsettling. I'm not sure it's exactly invasion of privacy though.


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • bayamonesa1 Said:
I haven't seen something like that. Not only sad, but invasion of privacy.



How would be this be an invasion of privacy?


I bought a camera at a garage sale that had undeveloped film in it. I got it developed. It was weird to have some other family's photos.


I suppose Esa means for the photos in the albums of people still living who had not given permission for their photos to be sold. I know we have no control over any photos of ourselves that have been taken by other people, but the thought of them being sold to strangers is still unsettling. I'm not sure it's exactly invasion of privacy though.




Well, okay sure.

With digital camera phones, internet, and social media these days, printed photos of me being sold to strangers is the LEAST of my worries.



 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • RedSquirrel Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • bayamonesa1 Said:
I haven't seen something like that. Not only sad, but invasion of privacy.



How would be this be an invasion of privacy?


I bought a camera at a garage sale that had undeveloped film in it. I got it developed. It was weird to have some other family's photos.


I suppose Esa means for the photos in the albums of people still living who had not given permission for their photos to be sold. I know we have no control over any photos of ourselves that have been taken by other people, but the thought of them being sold to strangers is still unsettling. I'm not sure it's exactly invasion of privacy though.




Well, okay sure.

With digital camera phones, internet, and social media these days, printed photos of me being sold to strangers is the LEAST of my worries.




True, but internet stuff doesn't tend to include personal info. Or not if people are sensible. What if personal info about the people had been included in the journalling? the more I think about that, the more freaked out I get!


 
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When I have been at thrift stores I have often noticed actual photos in frames being sold. That made me think of albums so I "warned" my 2 sons..."My scrapbooks had better not end up on a thrift store shelf some day!!" Now I will need to warn them about garage sales too-LOL!


 
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I see family heirloom vintage scrapbooks in antique mall on occasion. I always wondered who would buy another families scrapbooks and photos.



 
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I see family heirloom vintage scrapbooks in antique mall on occasion. I always wondered who would buy another families scrapbooks and photos.





This!!!

I mean why would you want other people's pictures unless they are Famous??


 
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  • IzzyB on 03-07-13 06:28 AM
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I've seen frames with photos in them for sale before at Thift Shops too! I've never seen a completed scrapbook with pics though. I have seen handmade ones without pics at yards sales and consignment sales.


 
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A couple of years ago, my friend's sister was at the Salvation Army in a nearby town. She was looking at picture albums, and one she picked up had pictures in it... upon closer inspection, they were pictures of me and some of my other friends! We figured out that a friend of mine (who I went through a spell of not being friends with) must have donated it. She convinced the store to let her take the pictures, and she gave them to me.

As far as the vintage photos, there are people who collect them. I actually like looking at them because it's interesting looking at the clothing and styles of the past, even if I don't know the people.


 
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A friend of mine had a relative or something THROW AWAY THE PHOTO ALBUMS they had inherited from a distant relative. Crazy but true....At least the Salvation Army was one step up from the garbage.

One can only hope a couple generations from now my relatives will at least make a digital copy of my work....I hope......


 
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I've never seen that, but it hurts me to think that people would sell scrapbooks at a yard sale. I've made scrapbooks for friends and if I ever found out that they sold them for 50 cents to a total stranger there would be problems.

Besides, scrapbooks are generally meaningless to people who aren't in them or have a relationship to people in them. It seems like such a weird thing to sell.


 
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  • Vintageivy Said:
When I have been at thrift stores I have often noticed actual photos in frames being sold. That made me think of albums so I "warned" my 2 sons..."My scrapbooks had better not end up on a thrift store shelf some day!!" Now I will need to warn them about garage sales too-LOL!



I've not seen scrapbooks but whole photo albums: yes. And we also see old photos (1930-50's) in frames in antique shops.

I told my kids if they donate my photos/scrapbooks or sell them I'll come back to haunt them...



 
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I see family heirloom vintage scrapbooks in antique mall on occasion. I always wondered who would buy another families scrapbooks and photos.



My SIL does...but she's a genealogist and donates them to her local historical society. She recently bought some from an estate sale of a priest in her neighbourhood...she said some of the pics went back quite far and she just felt so bad about leaving them there to get destroyed.


 
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  • *jesse* Said:
A couple of years ago, my friend's sister was at the Salvation Army in a nearby town. She was looking at picture albums, and one she picked up had pictures in it... upon closer inspection, they were pictures of me and some of my other friends! We figured out that a friend of mine (who I went through a spell of not being friends with) must have donated it. She convinced the store to let her take the pictures, and she gave them to me.

As far as the vintage photos, there are people who collect them. I actually like looking at them because it's interesting looking at the clothing and styles of the past, even if I don't know the people.



I used to buy them from an antique store because I was studying Costume History as part of my degree. My projects and resach was more unique than the prof seeing the same photo that everyone else got from a book.

Tiff


 
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I was just at an antique store this weekend and saw a photo album full of photos.

These were quite old. I would bet that none of the subjects of the photos would still be alive.

It was a little sad. Someone took the time to keep the photos, place them in a book... and presumably now no one left who cares about them.


 
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That's life Linda. After my days nobody will care about any of my stuff either. We have no kids, my only brother has no kids, and the only child of my only 2 cousins is disabled. The end of a family line. It happens. It will happen to my scrapbooks too, and I'm well aware of that. They are for me.


 
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I agree with Linda though - it is sad.


 
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You're right. That's life.

These were wonderful old, black and white, thick paper. With no one smiling.

Even though the people are strangers, the photos WERE awesome!


 
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I constantly buy old photos at antique shops and thrift shops. So they do sometimes end up with people who appreciate them just as much as someone who is 'related.' Weird, huh? But sometimes, I seriously feel a connection to a photo and buy it and put it somewhere special.

One time, at a thrift store, I found a little handcarved wooden desk name/sign- you know like those slanted things with your name, that would go on your desk at work? It was for a woman named Helen. I bought it and still don't know why- but I like to imagine what Helen, possibly a secretary in the 60s, did at her desk all day...

lol

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Kory - that's a positive spin on it!

I think finding current photos at a yard sale may be more sad and unsettling to me than old photos.


I found a sweater (apparently hand-knitted) at the antique store yesterday. It was a big, heavy, zippered sweater, with a deer on the back, and "Vern" knitted in to the breast. Like Kory, it made me wonder, "who was Vern? Who made this sweater? Why is it here?"

But I wasn't curious enough to spend the $175 price on it!





 
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that is sad. I have a new take on this post:
HAS ANYONE ever asked to sell uncompleted scrapbooks at a yard sale>>my son Cody sells his paintings at our garage sale!!!!
I of course could be wrong about this it might seem too... desperate idk.


 
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  • mindygail Said:
that is sad. I have a new take on this post:
HAS ANYONE ever asked to sell uncompleted scrapbooks at a yard sale>>my son Cody sells his paintings at our garage sale!!!!
I of course could be wrong about this it might seem too... desperate idk.




I don't understand the question.

Has anyone come to my garage sale and asked if I had uncompleted scrapbooks to sell???


 
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I work at a museum, and in our Collections we have a room full of scrapbooks. In fact last summer I had to record all of the photos of people in a particular collection. It was wild to see the people at different ages in their very-long-ago-lives. One set was of a woman, "Aunt Ida", starting around age 14 till she was about mid-thirties. These were taken in the 1890's. Some of the scrapbooks are very old, lots of items were donated to the museum from the 1880's til the 1950's.


Edited by Juansmom on 03-11-13 05:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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