I think it would be consistent with the sentimental outlook of shipspotters, and the research values of the site to replace the existing item 14 from SITE STANDARDS THAT APPLY TO ALL PHOTOS see http://www.shipspotting.com/support/faq.php?category=Site%20Standards%20for%20All%20Photos
Photos taken fifty or more years ago may be accepted in any category or subcategory even if they do not meet Site Standards, provided the Webmaster approves. That may be done if the vessel or location has historical or nostalgia interest.
This may require the image to be cropped and/or straightened. There may be scratches or other blemishes for removal. A good scanner would be needed for non digital images
While I fully agree with what you are saying, I think this item 14 goes beyond the topic of this thread, which deals with harbour views, and therefore also those taken less than 50 years ago.
And I do not like the idea of another item for specific Webmaster approval. His plate is filled enough already.