Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Down memory lane

Down memory lane, though not my memories as these are my older siblings. I have been taking a break from sorting travel photos and have begun the task of scanning old photos and hundreds of old negatives that my daughter rescued. After my father had passed my mother was sorting through photos and tossing many out including the old negatives. I am so thankful that we were visiting at the time and that my daughter had enough interest to save these. Many of the negatives are worse for wear, dirty, stained, scratched and  some the image is all but faded; yet amazingly my scanner is doing a fine job in the capture, far better than I had imagined. The most wonderful thing I have realized is that if I scan at 600 to 720 dpi I get phenomenal blow-up clarity. This project has really inspired me towards old film photography and the quality it beholds.
This in my Mom and Dad. On the back of the photo it states "Jim & I. Nova Scotia. six months pregnant with Larry" Taken just before my Dad was sent overseas during WW2.
I love the old folder that these photos were stored in, it seemed fitting to scan the memories escaping their confines. Two images of my Dad and my Mom.

Have a great day, Hugs!


Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful old photos, Teresa. Much like some of mine in that fact there were several children, an old vehicle and a dog. Sort of the standard family photo of the 50's and 60's. I'm particularly fond of the one I have of me wearing my cowgirl (Annie Oakley) suit. I've always been facinated with guns.

-Don said...

Oh my, I'm so glad your daughter rescued these! It's wonderful to have these types of photos. It's a peek into the lives of our family that we would never have had otherwise. I agree about the old folder - perfect.


Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Teresa,

I am also so very glad you where there in time to rescue these beautiful photographs.

I have been collecting old photographs trying to preserve their history, otherwise they would end up in the garbage.

Wishing you all the best,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

teresa stieben said...

On the door of the truck it says "Stapleton Poultry Farm" I never much liked gathering eggs when I was young, I was too darn scared of the rooster. I got off pretty easy though I am sure my older siblings had to gather a lot more eggs than I ever did.
I do love old images.
Thank you all for taking the time to comment.