Don't you just love old photos? By old I mean the daguerreotype pictures of the 1800's. The black and white stereographic photographs that came after, and the sepia pictures of my childhood. Have you ever wonder why some of the truly old daguerreotype sitters look creepy? There are a couple of reasons for the look: in some photos the sitter is actually dead. Another reason is that the sitter(s) had to remain very still for as long as ten minutes while the daguerreotype camera processed the view.
The last photos are called stereoscopic pictures. One could see the photos as they are (in two dimension) by looking at it with the naked eye, or with the use of a stereoscope one would see one image in three dimensions. I think of it sort of like looking through the Mattel Viewmaster of childhood.
Two great sources for old photographs are The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) and The Library of Congress. Many of the pins on my "Daguerreotype, stereotype, photograph" board are from these two sources.
Quilts with photographs seem to be everywhere. These are just a few that I found on Pinterest.
I hope this post inspires you to look at your photographs just a little differently from now on.