Category: Vintage

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Happy Fourth of July!

I can’t imagine that Daddy was happy with the composition of this picture. After all, in 1950, this just wasn’t how most people holding a twin reflex camera tried to capture a scene.  ...

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Hearts, Home, and Hope

One of the first slides I scanned is this image of our grandparent’s home.  Built in about 1948, this is the home that served to connect our family members to one another. Cousins, aunts,...

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Illustrated Stories

This is my current project.  Hundreds of family negatives and slides – and only about 15 of them identified.  They were taken in a period between 1930 – 1976 and are in surprisingly good...

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Christmas Surprise #1

I’ve been eager to post the before/after of Christmas projects I was working on, but have had to wait until after all Christmas celebrations have passed since each of these was a surprise!! Pictures...

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Perfectly Framed

I always appreciate the thoughtfulness of the folks I get to work with, and this was certainly no exception.  The project was brought to me by this gentleman’s great-great-(great?)-granddaughter-in-law. She is a librarian, so ...

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Flay Day 2012

To celebrate Flag Day (and just for fun), Sarah and I worked together to create some truly fun, vintage-inspired images. I had borrowed my dad’s Army uniform from my sister who has legal, full-time...

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A Little Light Please

Yes, it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Tomorrow I’ll begin sharing pictures that illustrate the reason for the long silence, but today I’ll reveal the cause:  There was mold in them there Hills’ (house).  ...

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Fabulously, Personally Vintage

 I love vintage styled photo shoots.  However, I see so many these days in which the subject is dressed totally in the photographer’s props.  In some cases, the props become the focal part of...

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Love Is…

It was 1933 and he was 24 when they got married.  That is young by today’s standards when marriages are delayed until we graduate from college, begin our careers, and check a variety of...

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Volunteer Orange

 Volunteer.  It can mean “one who enters into or offers himself for a service of his own free will”.  It can also mean “growing spontaneously without direct human control or supervision”.  It could also...