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50/52 “Unusual Things”
My entire life I have been fascinated with personal histories - especially my own. I think this comes from the fact that I have always felt very disconnected from the family that is local to me. They just don’t seem to get me, and they don’t seem to want to engage too much - I’ve sort of stopped trying. I sift through family things that have been given to me, looking to make a connection, even with a relative I’ll never know.
From this steamed my first career - archivist. I’m no longer working as an archivist, but I still enjoy research! I am also a collector of family ephemera - I have a massive collection of photographs of my ancestors, featured in this image, as well as unusual family objects - my grandmother’s anatomy textbook from nursing school, cranberry crystal bottles, dried flowers, unusual porcelain figurines, etc. What do you collect?