A baby sipping on a pint of beer and children enjoying a playful game of tug of war.
These are just two heartwarming photographs from a series a new photos by Lee Shulman.
The new photobook, ‘When We Were Young: Memories of Growing Up in Britain’, the nostalgic photographs perfectly represent the great British holiday of the past.
Shot on colour slide film in Britain between the mid 1940s and 1970s, the photographs are a poignant look into the wonderful memories of family life. A unique window into past lives, the images document happy childhood memories, seaside adventures and plenty of playful moments that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The set of touching portraits come from The Anonymous Project, a project dedicated to collecting and preserving colour slides from the last 70 years, shot all around the world.
Lee Shulman started The Anonymous Project in 2017 and seeks to preserve Kodachrome memories and create new and unique ways of storytelling that question our place in the world today.
The Anonymous Project has shared more sentimental snaps on their Instagram, amassing more than 28,000 followers.
The project has garnered interest from film director Ridley Scott. Speaking of the book, he said: ‘This is a truly filmic insight into Britain’s past. The images remind me of my roots – a more innocent world.’
Previews of images from the book can be seen below.
Buy When We Were Young: Memories of Growing Up in Britain through Hoxton Mini Press.
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