Friday, December 19, 2014

Free Image Friday Christmas Chromolithograph


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Here is a beautiful chromolithograph from my a book "Told in the Twilight" there is a handwritten inscription inside with the date 1884 so I'm guessing the book was printed around the same time. There are 30+ stunning images in this book and I think I'm going to frame them all and hang them in my bedroom, fill the whole wall up. I thought this one would make a lovely Christmas card. Take care and enjoy Deborah

Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Image Friday Bathing Suit Beauties altered snapshot



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With the snow piling up outside I needed something to take my mind off of winter, and nothing says summer like going to the beach. These girls are such a riot I love how much fun they are having, and those swimsuits, OMG love them. I've been going a bit wild with buying snapshot albums lately. I used to say tintype photos where my favorite but I'm starting to lean towards snapshots. They tell such a personal story, real life moments captured on film, not like the posed stiffness of tintypes and CDVs.
I did a very quick (okay not so quick took all day, more like very simple) alter job on these girls, gave them some brightness to go along with their sunny nature. I hope they bring some sunshine into your day Take care Deborah  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Free Image Friday Old Fashioned Kids




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Here is another snapshot photograph from the same album as last weeks image. This one was almost ripped right in half so it required some major touch ups. Since I was already playing around with it I decided to add some colour. I didn't go overboard with the altering just a bit to make the kids pop.
 I wasn't able to remove all the white ghost marks but I think they add to the mystery of the image. I love, love, Love!!! the little girl what a smile. Anywho hope you enjoy them. Take care Deborah 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Image Friday Snapshots of sweet boy



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I love old snapshots and can't help buying them up even when the condition is questionable. Someone long time ago used tape and glue to put these photos in a scrapbook. This is the worst thing for photos the tape has yellowed and now holds a ton of dirt turning the images yellow and brittle.
 I bought several snapshot albums last weekend (all from around 1916-1920's). Lots of the photos where attached to the pages this way, despite the lousy condition I had to have them. 
 This little fella is so sweet, he looks like he has packed his bags and decided it was time to go out one his own. The bag in his wagon is a doctors bag, maybe he was on his way to help a friend in need of medical attention. Anywho even with all the tape and tears these photos are still keepers. Hope you like them too
 Take care Deborah 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Image Friday Super Grungy Chromolithograph Regal Prince.


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This is a super grungy scrap book cover, the image is a chromolithograph and the book dates to the 1880's. The book is huge and in really rough shape, I'm not sure why I bought it since I don't think I can salvage any of the images that are pasted inside. I love worn and grungy things and this guy is pretty rough but he still holds his head high and looks rather regal in his shabbiness. This looks like and old wall mural that is chipping away. Enjoy Deborah  

Friday, November 14, 2014

Free Image Friday "Sue Autumn" Chromolithograph


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This chromolithograph was pulled from my newest find a vintage scrap book filled with lovely prints that date back to the 1880's. I bought a arm full of paper goodies from a local antique shop the other day and in the mess was two wonderful old scrapbooks. Everything was pasted down in the books, but I was able to remove all the pieces of one book. I'm still working on book 2, there are  lots of little bits in that one and its going to take me forever.
The print is called Sue Autumn and was printed in 1885.
Enjoy Deborah 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Free Image Friday Francis Day girl



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Here is a wonderful chromolithograph by Francis Day 1891. Image is from my personal collection of prints. Enjoy Deborah