Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Archivist vs. historian

Seeing the writing on the back of the photo probably makes the archivist cringe and say, "Oh, no" - at least in their mind.  

The historian sees the writing, smiles, and says, "Oh, yes". 

Courtesy Carmel Meza Collection, the Archives, Pasadena Museum of History

Often people think that the small day to day moments, like a 4 month old seated on a chair, are of small consequence.  Not so.  When several people share these small moments that we can get a sense of what life was like in a community.  A greater or a more detailed picture is shared.

So let's celebrate Elena and her family - here in Pasadena in 1927.  

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