If you're still with me, a few more pictures of the people
involved. These negatives were recovered from an old tin box where my father
had preserved them for these sixty-plus years. I have known they were there
for decades, but left them untouched, intending to learn enough about home
photography to one day blow them up. And along comes the modern PC (Packard
Bell Pentium 75), scanner (Logitech ScanMan Color), and video-capture board
(Snappy!) to the rescue. It's possible to make credible enlargements of
these old negatives via scanner or camcorder suitably hooked in. Problems
with sharpness, exposure, dust, and all that are quickly remedied with software
such as Photoshop ($15 on CDROM at a computer store near you!). If only the
recollections of people could be sharpened as well!
The most delightful discovery in the tin box was the first names (but not the Surnames!) of everybody in the pictures. Thanks to the good people on the honor roll, I now have positive identification that they are from my grandmother's line.
My Grandma Anna Oszczypko Wozny... and Aunt
My mother (third from left) and Aunt Kate to her left, Grandma Anna Wozny on the right (Great Aunt Julia Dombrowski was her sister)...
My Uncle Joe (third from left) and cousins
Aunt Julia and my brother in his toddling days
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