Sanitation Worker's WWI Photo Collection

Sanitation Worker's WWI Photo Collection

Bob Smethurst, from Sussex, England, has a collection of 5,000 WWI photos, all of which were collected from the trash while Bob was working for the sanitation department. Bob found the first photos in the 1970's and hated to see them thrown away, so he began to salvage these discarded memories for the next 30 years.

Bob also kept medals, letters, and even found a handkerchief with a bullet hole in it. He wants to pass the collection on to his kids one day because he fears a museum would just store the items rather than display these relics.

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via Daily Mail

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3 Comments

That's a little photographic treasure.

OMG! Precious!

he fears they would be stored and not displayed at a museum.....well what is he doing with them at the moment?