Noorster is helping me to albumise my family photo collection, which dates back before 1900. Without her assistance I had nothing but a bookshelf full of old albums plus a wicker trunk full of loose photos. I am happy to report we have reached the 1940's in this project. Even though the volume of photos increases with each decade, so does the likelihood that I know the names of the subjects!
Scattered in amongst the photos are some early letters and a few report cards: here's my 4th grade report, showing the only U (unsatisfactory) grade I ever received in school, for talking too much. I was nine years old and mortified.
You can see my mother's 5th grade report card (1907!) here.