The Photographic Archive of the Living Memory Association



Since 2002 we have been collecting together old family and personal photographs from members of the public. Obviously a lot of these are Edinburgh and Scotland based, but we do have other photographs from as far away as China, Canada and India. The majority of the images are from the 20th century but our oldest photos date from 1850.

Why family and personal snaps? Images of family life, childhood, work, recreation, school, holidays etc? Why these very ordinary, everyday events? Well, simply because they are ordinary. The archive is a celebration and a record of the richness of ordinary lives, lived, quite often, through some extraordinary times.

Please go and browse or search through the archive using the search box above left or clicking on the picture below. Find familiar places and people or just enjoy the rich variety of these ordinary people's photographs. Your comments and own reminiscences are always welcome.


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  • 2017-Feb-13 09:50:20 Children having fun at School 1950s
    John Chapman said: Elaine Chapman (my sister) and Moira Dick. Do not know girl in middle. Approx 1956.

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