Unpacking History One Discovery at a Time
WOW. What a great site for all of us family historians and genealogists. I can’t believe I’ve missed this. The digital images of handwritten letters, especially those by WW2 soldiers, and the handwritten note on a napkin are thrilling.
In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten things and value — even fetishize — physical objects. Posts like “Diaries and Connections to the Past” and “Found Objects and Books” reveal a collective nostalgia.
Consider a diary hidden in a shoebox. Postcards from your best friend, traveling around the world. Or a stack of letters from a secret lover. We view messages crafted by hand as more personal and meaningful — check out Cristina Vanko’s handwritten texts as modern-day snail mail. Words from our pens stand the test of time, and are viewed as more intimate — and meant to be shared and carefully considered by you, the reader.
We’re happy to announce that PostSecret, founded by Frank Warren, has made its home on WordPress.com as one of our newest
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