Saturday, June 16, 2007

Carol Hughes (nee Davies) 1951-53

The Secret Power of Objects

The arrival of Carol's Coronation certificate on e-mail coincided with a review I have just read of Sherry Turkle, Professor at MIT, new book"Evocative Objects".

She talks of the secret power of objects we hold dear to unlock memories from the past. This is something that I have become very aware of in my research for this book as a result of the wealth of photographs, most are tiny fragile faded objects that are clearly treasured by their owners, not to mention the autograph albums even one containing a lock of nurses hair held in place with a now rusty pin and birthday cards.

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