Monday, October 2, 2017

Family History Month: Color Me Blonde and Rouge My Cheeks

During Family History Month, I'm continuing to organize my genealogy collection and store items safely for future generations to enjoy (taking my own advice!).

Above, one of my baby photos from a 10 x 12 montage. I removed it from its frame and stored it in an archival box for safekeeping.

When I turned this portrait over, I found instructions to the person who was going to hand-tint the black-and-white print.

Not only did the tinter give me pink cheeks, ruby lips, and eyeliner, I also acquired a unique golden hair color, with an extra sweep of blonde waving over my head.


  1. Adorable!! You never know what you'll find when you look on the backs of those photos!

  2. That's a really interesting find!

  3. That is really interesting. What is the word in parentheses? That "extra sweep of blonde hair is probably a thumbprint - it can be retouched to eliminate.