Pictures and times some say they go together others say there 2 different things but in this book there a gate way to the past and the present. To learn about what happen in the past through pictures and oral words. To see what people went through and how it has effected those today is one in the same but could be thought as different. I like how the author took this time periods and described how they effected those who lived in them and how it effects those who's grandparents or great grandparents or even great uncles, aunts, cousins. To have lived in anyone of these time periods would of been worth the pain one went though just to witness what happen and how it effected those in the past.