As most genealogists know, it is useful to know a bit about the historical context in which your ancestors lived. Having the correct birth date and place is nice but understanding the living conditions, the working hours, the general mood of the time they lived in makes you appreciate your family history.
With the arrival photography in the 19th century, most countries started documenting their villages, making postcards of the villages and their mean events.
Delcampe.com is a marketplace for postcards if you want such postcards in your possession, but you can always view the postcards in relatively high resolution; high enough to use as a digital photo in your family tree collection.
The image in this blog is from Hoegaarden in 1914 in the time my grandfather lived there.
Hope you like it.