I'll admit it. Many of the photographs in this collection are a little blurry, a bit off-center, and awkwardly composed. Despite their imperfections (or, perhaps, because of them), these images have their own special charm. They take us back to our own impromptu family portraits, our own snapshots of kids playing in the yard. Although photos were once too expensive to waste on mundane moments, the rise of cheaper photographic materials empowered the first generation of amateurs around the turn of the century. Today, iPhones make it easy for an amateur to look like a pro, but we still prefer these snapshots, blemishes and all, which remind us of the delightfully ordinary and often hectic moments of home.
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