Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ernie and Marion Virginia Marhar

Meet Ernie Marhar and Marion Virginia Marhar or maybe it's Markar. I had no luck finding any information on them. I can't even say Marion is Ernie's daughter.

 I found these two photos in the same basket in an antique store in Michigan.

Ernie sitting on his front porch with a cigar wearing a shirt and tie. 
He might have just come home after working or it's a sunny Sunday afternoon after church.

Marion is an adorable chubby cheek 9 month old baby. My guess the photos are dated 1920-1930.

If you are researching Marhar or Markar or know of someone who is. Here is a link to these photos in my Etsy shop.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Marguerite Jenks

I found this baby photo of Marguerite Jenks in an antique store in Michigan. There is no other information on this adorable baby. 

I used to search this name and there is a 1910 census from Charlevoix, Michigan listing a Marguerite Jenks 3 years old, born in 1907. This photo could be from that time. The census lists her parents as Robert H. Jenks, mother is Lizzie K Jenks and a sister named Esther L. Jenks.

I am not claiming this is photo is the Marguerite Jenks in Charlevoix but it could very possibly be her. If you know anyone researching Jenks name, especially in Michigan. Please forward this blog post to them.

I have this photo for sale at my store. Click this link below.
Robert H Jenks
Father's Birthplace:Michigan
Mother's name:Lizzie K Jenks

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Miss Ellen Perkins

Miss Ellen Perkins is posing in this photo. No location or any other information to clue me in an where this photo was taken. I found it in an antique store in Michigan.
Since her name is Miss Ellen Perkins, I am assuming she is not married. The time era of the photograph could be 1890's or 1900's perhaps. She looks to be about 20 year's old, so she could have been born around early 1870-1880. Searching on I found a few Ellen Perkins living in Michigan. Some have Ellen for the middle name. It's hard to sort out since I have no more information on her. Perhaps the Perkins family genealogist will recognizer her. Please forward this post to anyone researching the Perkins name. Miss Ellen Perkins would love to go home again. She can be found at this link

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Business card

This is my business card created from an old photo of me and my brother and sister. We decorated our bikes for the Memorial Day Parade in Ferndale MI.

I can design business cards for you too. 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Replace Backgrround

There is always a photo in one's photo albums that has the wrong background. What I love about Photoshop software is taking the subjects out and putting them in front of a new more interesting background.
Here is some examples of replacing the background.

I can do the same with your photos! 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

A Treasured Wedding Photo Corrected and Restored

This wedding photo is too dark. There is a camera flash reflection in the mirror distracting the wedding cake. If you look really close you can see the bride's eyes are closed.

I lightened the photo and contrast. Removed the camera flash refection and opened the bride's eyes. Now you can see the colors of the bride's corsage. 

I can do the same for your photos. This type of photo correction is would cost $10.00.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Two New Projects

I just finished a couple projects for my cousins. I have very reasonable rates

This on is had several scratches and cracks. This photo would cost about $10.00 to repair.

This photo was torn in half and a little more difficult to mend, plus toning down a very bright spot in the upper right corner. This project would cost about $20.00 to repair 

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 I can quote you an cost to repair your photo. Most photos are about $10.00, more difficult or damaged photos will cost about $20.00-$25.00