By: Lizzie Thibodeau
While thrifting over the years I would find old family photo albums or single portraits that I began collecting. Having deep connections with my family history I was always so saddened that these were donated and cast aside. While going through the collection I built, I began to think about the lives these nameless people had and I created stories of who I thought they could be. Some of the photographs gave me clues, handwritten names, places, and in a few instances, a career. I was even able to find a woman from a childhood photograph. Lost identity and forgotten souls, these are things that I struggled with and that I think many people struggle with too. We never want to be forgotten. These pieces are a celebration of who they were. Adding personal artifacts to create a life they may have had.