It isn’t very often that I get to play like this! This project was really great. I was given a family photo album made after a road trip through New England in 1939. The album covers were wood and the old brown pages were bound with yellow yarn. After carefully disassembling the book and scanning the pages as-is, I recreated a pixel version of the book so that it could be printed and bound, and shared with more people.
Instead of just printing the book as it was, I duplicated each page and included photo tags, family stories about the trip, and pieces of historical research to round out the book. Now instead of just photos, the family has a durable version that includes all of the stories about the trip. The Beck Family Road Trip – by Elva Beck paperback can be found here.
Not only did I get to create a really cool product, I also learned a lot about what it meant to take a road trip in 1939.