As stated on the Family History in Art web site: "For both those recalling personal memories and the ancestor-seekers, the best record is still pictures. Nothing else captures memories of new-found information so vividly. And, since old photos are often torn or faded and can no longer stand exposure to sunlight and dust, transforming them into original oil paintings (like the 20 featured on the GALLERY page) turns priceless memories into permanent treasures."
The oil paintings typically are created by Larry when he first evaluates an old photograph sent by a client. The paintings might portray people, a scenic landscape, a city scene, an old pickup truck, or most anything else. I haven't seen Larry's work in person but must say the images on his web site are very impressive.
If you have an interest in recording memories on oil, take a look at Family History in Art at http://www.familyhistoryinart.com. I'd also recommend looking at samples of his work at http://www.familyhistoryinart.com/gallery.html.