Grandson Traces His Grandpa’s Journey Through His Old Photos

When Dave Tomkins and his family had to move his grandfather to a nursing home, they cleaned out his house and found hundreds of old 35mm slides. Tomkins gave them to his grandfather in hopes that he could learn more about the story behind the places. Unfortunately, his grandfather couldn’t remember the places he photographed.

When his grandfather passed away last year, Tomkins got serious about figuring out the photos’ location and made a website, Grandpa’s Photos, which asked users to help name the locations so he could retrace his grandfather’s steps. He received an overwhelming response from users and was able to identify over 80 percent of the photos.