What to do with old medical photographs?
February 25, 2014 2:26 PM Subscribe
My great-grandfather was a medical photographer for the US Navy. While cleaning out his attic, I found a large, weathered portfolio with a great many black and white photographs--some of them very boring (buildings, laboratories) some of them very shocking (medical experiments, deformed humans, both alive and-probably-dead). What should I do with them?
posted by anonymous to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I don't think they have any important historical value. This was his "portfolio" of previous work. Most of the photographs seem to have been taken in the 1930's and 1940's. I'm not likely to keep these pictures, but I'd rather not throw them away. Nearby universities have no interest in them, as they are mostly unlabeled and gory. Any ideas? Could I sell these pictures or is that a legal issue? I'm not trying to make money off of them, but they are kind of amazing and bizarre and disturbing.