People often ask me what I am looking for at yard sales and the truth is, I am looking for photos of local video game arcades from anytime before 1999! Because that is when I started taking my own photos. Do you think its weird to ask people for vintage photos of old video game arcades from the area at yard sales? Has anyone ever tried to ask for something intangible like this at a yard sale? I guess if I am questioning myself then its definitely weird.... hah.. Now I can't ask the 20 something couple because they obviously wouldn't have any photos since I am looking for photos from the 1980's and 1990's, Ideally I am looking for more 90's photos though. I can't pay money to the people for their photos, I am to the point where I have business cards with my 2 facebook addresses and email on them, I haven't had the balls to do it yet to anyone but I am very tempted.. but knowing that the photo I want to see is probably lurking in someone's family photo album.... is probably going to push me over the edge to start asking!!!
You might want to try putting up fliers at local churches or community centers, or perhaps local businesses with foot traffic (such as a hair salon). Include a small bounty (such as $20 for an album) to give people something for their time.
Nice to see that you're still around, by the way *tips hat*