One of my personal passions is archiving everyday history. You will find some examples below. My purpose in scanning these documents is to preserve history and also to curate digital resources. I am in the process of creating a collection of textures and frames for artists and designers.
Here is an example from the set of photo frames I am creating. The first is a blank photo that can be layered to create a vintage effect. Or the border can be used on its own for a sharper image.
To see more historical documents I have archived visit my contributor profile at Archive.org.