I've come to the realization that it will likely take too long to scan all of them and then categorize them by time and place. So I've decided to just start tackling them 10 at a time, somewhat randomly, and posting them here. They are already sorted by the places my family lived, although I'm not sure that these labels are entirely accurate.
This first set labeled "JAPAN" would have been taken in the late 40s, after the defeat of Japan in WWII. As an army officer, my grandfather was part of the allied occupation and reconstruction that took place from 1945 - 1952.
|Floating Fish - There's something magical about the washed out colors and the subject of this photo.
|I believe this is my dad, I can just picture my grandmother telling him to go stand next to this car for a photo.
|Photos like this just beg for a description and make me wish my grandparents where here to tell the story of this day.
|My Grandma Kate
|My father and my uncle Dan striking a pose
|I'm sure this double exposure was unintentional, but it's one of my favorites.
|Looking at the license plate, this appears to be taken in America, not Japan.
|Out for a picnic.