You can use photos as writing prompts. Choose one of your photos, or a photo you remember and write about it.
First, look at the photo (if you can). Write all the details that you see. Write about what happened before and after the photo was taken. Write about your feelings connected with this photo.
Photos might remind you about activities, important occasions and details that you may have forgotten.
Did Great-grandpa always wear a hat? What was his first car? Where did he work?
What did his sisters think? Did they send him off with special remembrances from home? Did they listen to every radio broadcast about the war? Did they watch events play out on television? Are there any letters from that era?
Grandma’s graduation day photo doesn’t look like today’s graduation photos. What were Grandma’s plans after graduation? Did they come true? What happened after she graduated? Who was the first one to graduate from high school in your family? The first one to graduate from college?
Brides! Wedding photos! Do these types of formal occasion photos live in your photo album? Are they formal photos? Casual photos? Any videos? Tell the backstory of these wedding photos. Tell about the people in the background. How did the bride and groom meet?
There are over 200 prompts on The Write Spot Blog. Photos accompany every prompt. You can use any of these photos as jumping off points to inspire your writing.
If you see a missing photo, please let me know. Some of them have mysteriously disappeared.