A picture is worth a thousand words. This maxim sure applies to family photographs. Just to see the background in the photo, the season, the clothing, and the people can evoke a strong memory to bring you back to the very day it was taken. And prompt a story about that day or event.
In the case of vintage family photos, they are part of a family history waiting to be told, and remembered. This photograph of my mom (on the right) with her two friends was retrieved from our box of family photos. I had it professionally restored and printed to a higher resolution and quality with www.marilyngillespie.com. And now it is framed and has a special place on the table of family photos.
If you have a box of family photos or photo albums, consider revisiting them and preparing them for enjoyment now, and for the long term. To inspire you, have a look at what the archivists from the Montreal the Archival Repository in Montreal did with photos of beautiful Montreal. See Montreal, 500 Years of History in Archives: http://bit.ly/VPwpYz