Amazing Vintage Photos Honor The Grandfather Who Took Them

It seems we've forever had a timeline of our digital photos. Facebook's date and location tagging make it impossible to forget even if we wanted to. But, without online archiving and after a lifetime of adventures, even our best memories can slip away. Such is the case with Stephen Clarke, a WWII Air Force navigator and jewelry buyer in Australia. After his family moved him into an assisted living facility to receive the care he needed, they stumbled across a box of mysterious slides from his business trips and family functions over the years. Clarke had many talents, but photographer was not one he claimed.
Well, the photos are good: Surreal views from planes; spirited fishing trips (with plenty of rum); and quiet, urban street scenes are among the 100 slides his grandson placed on a site dedicated to Clarke, appropriately called: Grandpa's Photos. But, while Clarke was delighted to see the lost photos, he had difficulty recalling all the escapades he'd had with his trusty Voigtländer camera. So, the site is a way for his family to honor him and piece together bits of his stories. Click through for some of our favorites and email the site if you recognize any of the locations. Above all, remember to ask your own loved ones about the adventures they captured on film.

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