"I have a feeling that the current period in time will be considered a lost decade, because there will be so little photographic evidence of it."
I totally agree. I know a lot of kids that grew up digital and do not own a single image unless it is posted with their cell phone to facebook.
I have an old “shoe box” of my Grandfathers old medium and large format negative that go back 80 years. I have made hundreds of good prints from these to give to relatives that requested them. I give out a set of prints when cousin or nephew etc has their first child. The parents are usually overjoyed when they receive a nice set of print of the baby’s Great Grand Parents when they were young and just starting a family. Often they say their baby look just like its grandfather when he was a baby. Unlike digital it took no effort for these negatives to pass from one generation to the next.