Ill. hospital finds 10,000 newborn photos

PRINCETON, Ill. - Pictures of newborn babies, locked away for years, are making their way to families.

An Illinois hospital recently found 10,000 pictures of babies born between 1961 and 2002. The photos were taken by the hospital and tucked away when the women's hospital closed.

It's funny how something that happened years ago can bring back so many memories. In a small Illinois town, tucked away off Interstate 80, is Perry Memorial Hospital, helping a community find a piece of the past.

"It's just fun to look at them. We've got just some funny faces, we've got babies with a lot of hair, babies that are bald. We just decided that we should open it up to the public and have some specific times they could come in and get these photos if they want them," said Brenda Streit, marketing director for the hospital.

And if you do pay a visit to Perry Memorial, you might just find a piece of your past.

"We have had people that have come through and have told us how much it's meant to them," said Streit.


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