Asset 37 Back to Weekly Archive Back

Fly A Kite & Shine So Bright

Nostalgia is finding value within the little moments and our larger memories. As a member of the Photomyne family, we know the past holds a special place in your heart, and we welcome you to our weekly newsletter of nostalgic photos.




They are big, colorful, and fill the sky with joy and excitement. Last Saturday, January 14, marked International Kite Day, and we can see why it's a cause for celebration. Invented in China in the 5th century BC, kites were originally used for military purposes. Years later, they are now joyful objects that provide hours of entertainment and often throw us take us back to our childhood's fondest moments.

International Kite Day originated in India, with the most popular celebration taking place in the state of Gujarat. The Kite Festival, called Uttarayan in Hindi, invites participants from all over the world and celebrates the last day of winter, according to the Indian calendar. The kites symbolize the spirits of the gods awakening from their deep winter sleep. Although an Indian festival, Hindu temples in other countries often celebrate it, and anybody can participate in the inclusive, colorful celebration.

The sensation of flying a kite is one of freedom and joy as the wind carries it effortlessly through the sky. What memories come to mind when you see a kite traveling up in the air?

Quality time with Daddy. Flickr (1980)

Kite contest is about to begin. Seattle Municipal Archives (1920)

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Washington DC. Ryan Somma (1980)

Freedom feels in Sikkim, India. Library of Congress (1965)

When there's no wind, a human kite will do. Flickr (1994)

Celebrations in East Germany after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. U.S. National Archives (1989)

Step into our time machine

Step into our time machine

Fill your future with a vintage look at the past. Get the weekly email on everything old-school.

Step into our time machine

Fill your future with a vintage look at the past. Get the weekly email on everything old-school.

Asset 24
by Photomyne
Download

View scanned library on your computer

Scan this QR code from the app

Here's how

Get the full scanning suite

Unlock premium access to all three scanning apps:
Photomyne Photo Scan, SlideScan, FilmBox and Colorize.

Try 3 days free then $59.99/year

Plan auto-renews until canceled. Cancel anytime.

Phone number

so we can text you a download link

First name

Last name

Card number

Expiration date

CVV

By clicking the button above you are agreeing to the
Terms of Use

Congrats! You now have the Photomyne Scanning Suite

We just sent a text message to your phone .

Didn't get it? Re-type your number here.

What's next? Follow these steps to continue:

1. Download the Photo Scan by Photomyne app

Open the text message / email we sent you and tap the link to download Photo Scan by Photomyne on your phone.

2. Open the app & log in

Open Photo Scan by Photomyne and tap Got the scanning suite? to log in with your phone number.

3. Download the rest of the Scanning Suite

Once logged in to Photo Scan by Photomyne, download the other apps: SlideScan, FilmBox and Colorize.

Or login to your account online

Need help? Contact our support | Learn more in this FAQ

Sent

We urge you to read Photomyne’s complete GDPR information page before continuing.