Embarrassing, Cute And Nostalgic Photos From Schools Across World Online
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/12/2015 -- Old school photographs are a link to the past and a happy childhood—but all too often, the photos fade and get lost, leaving only dim mental memories.
Thanks to a website, the School Photo Database, which has collected 90 million old school photos and is still growing, memories of school have now been preserved digitally and can be accessed with a few simple clicks. The website is 100% free for use, and relies only on volunteer donations of photographs and non-obtrusive adverts.
"We're very proud of our database," said Peter Smit, the brainchild behind the School Photo Database. "I started this website just over a year ago and I didn't expect quite this level of generous help from people worldwide, and simply because they shared my passion for sharing the past with others. It's absolutely incredible to see just how the site has ballooned and continues to!"
The website, begun initially as a local New York state project, quickly gained ground as people of all ages began to contribute their own photographs. The project then spiraled as the diverse multicultural mixing pot that is New York City spread the website across the world to places as far flung as Indonesia, Chile and even Madagascar.
The collaboration between thousands of people worldwide to get a complete database online for a specific kind of photo site is so far unrivalled, and it is predicted that at the current rate of growth that School Photo Database will close in on a billion school photographs by the end of 2016.
Such stratospheric growth was bound to attract the interest of advertisers and marketers. The website refuses to confirm or deny whether social media giant Facebook has contacted Old School Photo Database for talks, despite some rumors surfacing in certain quarters of the internet.
Anyone wishing to contribute their own old school photographs to the database or simply view photographs can do so for free by visiting their website
About School Photo Database
School Photo Database has over 90 million school photographs from across the world and is currently the world's largest library of school photographs on the internet and still growing. Whether looking for funny celebrity school photographs or alma mater photographs, School Photo Database has it all.
For more information, please visit the company's website.
Contact: Peter Smit