My sister Phebe is the official (unofficially) historian of our clan. It’s wonderful. She’s compiled pictures, done the research even provided us all with Family History Books.
So I was intrigued when a large package arrived from her recently. She hadn’t said anything and it wasn’t my birthday.
Inside I discovered scores of pictures and other interesting artifacts along with a note from my sister.
She explained that these were some of the belongings of grand-uncle Paul (my maternal grandmother’s oldest brother) and she thought I might find them interesting and that they might yield some fun, useful graphics.
I haven’t done anything to it for that picture. It really is that vivid still after (almost) 100 years!
I thought some of you might find good uses for a few of these so in homage to the great Graphics Fairy I’ve scanned and cleaned up a few of them.
I’m not sure what I’ll use it for but I thought this Christmas Telegram via Western Union was nice. There are two versions – one that includes the Western Union graphic and one that’s just the holiday graphic (if you click on them they should open up in a separate window with a larger, high resolution image ready to download…..or not…..this is me and computers so nothing is guaranteed).
I hope some of these are useful. And thanks Phebe!