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Helen Noble Putnam Crips

This LO will be the first page devoted to my grandmother in the album I'm assembling - slowly - for my mother's side of our family. I've been working backward, since I started with pictures that needed help, and worked on them in Katherine Weaver's Photo Restoration class. I believe this photo was taken by my grandfather; the 2x3 print is in one of three notebooks I have of his proofs. He developed & printed his own pictures, filed them in neatly lined & numbered spaces in notebooks, added dates along the margin (at least in the first album) - and didn't identify anyone! Talk about frustration!

 

The background is also one of his photos (probably of Garfield Park, Chicago, or a wooded lawn nearby; it was close to Helen's photo in the notebook) layered over Dinny's Natural - Stone paper, screen blend at 45% opacity. The border is two layers of the Stone paper, with a multiply blend, 100%. Somehow this product didn't make it into the EXIF file.

 

The information I've used for the journaling comes from research done by my third cousin, primarily through Ancestry.com, and from my own deductions from that information and from the few photo labels I have. THIS picture was labeled on the back - in Helen's handwriting.

 

TFL!


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Wonderful job. This is such a worthwhile endeavor and you’re doing such a thorough job with your journaling. I have a box of very old photos stored away and probably 10 of them in frames hung on the wall going upstairs. I should do what you’re doing. My sister’s and my generation is the last to have any hope of supplying the details.

 

Great job with the bkg paper and I love the copper!

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What a beautiful page, and what a great project. The information you're recording about your family will be priceless to future generations; I love the detailed journaling you've included. (It looks like you've given her birthdate in the text as 1993 -- a typo, maybe? Or maybe I just need glasses, lol).

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What a beautiful page, and what a great project. The information you're recording about your family will be priceless to future generations; I love the detailed journaling you've included. (It looks like you've given her birthdate in the text as 1993 -- a typo, maybe? Or maybe I just need glasses, lol).

 

 

No, you're right. And I proofread the page three times! Thanks for the catch; I'll fix it!

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This is gorgeous, Jo. I love the background you created and the lovely embellishment cluster behind the frame. She looks like a very elegant lady, showcased on an elegant layout.

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As a genealogist and heritage keeper, I am always on the lookout for good ideas for those resources. You've got a good one here! I like the way you've used your grandfather's picture as the background paper as well as the shot of your grandmother.

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