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Flashbacks are curated selections from the world’s growing pool of digital archives, the online versions of documents, images, film footage and audio files that acquaint us with history and show us who we are. The site also includes items from other online sources.

As a journalist who curates under The Art Junkie label, I am fascinated by historical archives. I’ve had the luck to work with exceptional professional librarians and to plow through traditional archives with my own hands for research.

Image Above: My own family archives.  My southern Ontario farm family with my great-great grandfather Thomas (seated) and my great-grandfather John (far right). Below, my maternal grandmother appears at age 19 on the 1911 British census as a nurse, below stairs in a London home, in the Edwardian era made famous by Downton Abbey.

Eileen Lewis census 1911

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