The Photo Album

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This is my grandmother's photo album. The photo album travelled all the way from Puerto Rico, where my family is from. It contains many pictures of her grandmother, mother, father, and children. The photo album was made in 1960, when my father hadn’t been born yet. My grandmother put many important papers in the photo album like holiday cards, photos, and copies of some important documents. This album is important to me because it was important to her; my grandmother literally carried the photo album in her purse while she was alive.

Place(s): Puerto Rico,

– Cecilia Gerena

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant