It is sometimes said that photographs capture a fragment of the soul of the photographed.
This is, of course, complete humbug. Still, it cannot be denied there is something truly magical about these mementos of days and people long gone by.
‘Sepia’ is a site displaying a personal collection of old photographs. The oldest photographs in this collection are from the 1860’s, the newest ones from around 1940’s. You can read more about the collection here.