Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frank Clay, Cleveland Ohio


Here is a very handsome and distinguished gentleman named Frank Clay. I found him in Michigan. Written on the back in pencil 'Will be pleased to hear from you. #9 Water St. Frank Clay'. The photographer is 'Rynald H.Krumhar, 225 Superior St. Cleveland OH'. This is excellent information for the family genealogist.

On the back is glued strip of paper at the top.Otherwise very good condition. Size 4 1\4 X 6 1\2 inches.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/41084682/lost-ancestors-frank-clay

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dottie Mable and Reba Jay Mosher

This is a wonderful picture of Dottie Mable Mosher and Reba Jay Mosher. The tiny shoes on Dottie Mable are adorable and sitting on the lacey draped chair caught my eye. On the back is written in ink 'To Mary Overholt or it could be Orerholt from Dottie Mable Mosher, age 2 yrs and Reba Jay Mosher age 3 months". The photographer is J. B. Sturdevant, Atkinson, Nebr. This photograph was found in Michigan.

The photo is faded otherwise good and clean. Size 4 1\4 X 6 1\2 inches.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mabel and Arlene Burkhardt

 
 Little Mabel and Arlene Burkhardt. Don't you just want to gather them in your arm and hug them? Big sister wearing a hair bow and little sister wearing a necklace, maybe a little locket and a BIG smile. 

My guess this picture was taken after 1910 but before 1920.


http://www.etsy.com/listing/41088333/lost-ancestors-mabel-and-arlene

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Before and after of a very dirty photo

This Etsy customer  honored me with this project. She has this very dirty and grainy photograph of her great great great grandparents. The photo was scanned at very low resolution. She rescanned it better but still low resolutions 96 dpi. So I had this to work with. 
I could remove of the dirty spots. I remove some of the grainy spots but I decided not to remove them all. It's in their faces and clothing too. To remove all the spots would lose detail to her ancestors. To remove from the back ground would make her ancestors look even more grainier. I could clear their faces leaving their facial details. Then repaired the woman's shoulder, sharpen and adjust the contrast. Gave it a sepia tone look. It's much cleaner still leaving the old fashion look. She was very pleased with the results.

Before
After black and white

After with Sepia tone


Monday, November 15, 2010

Eva Parshall and her Grandpa, Boyne City, Michigan


You just have to love this photo, just impossible not to. Little Eva Parshall sitting on her Grandpa's knee. Photographer I can't read, but it's from Boyne City, Michigan.

Large cabinet card size 6 x 9 inches. Spots all over the front and back. Written in pencil is 'Eva Parshall and Grandpa'. Being a genealogist, I would dearly love to find a photos like this. I hope the Parshall family will. 


To view more details and sale listing of this photograph. Click on this link
http://www.etsy.com/listing/59814107/lost-ancestors-cabinet-card-of-eva