Catherine and I were successful in unravelling the mystery (and it was also great fun). The photo was taken by C.B. Wand to capture the nomination of the candidates for Jubilee Queen. Using a combination of curiosity, expertise, an original photo, and published sources, we were able to answer almost every question.
Category: Photo and film scanning
Research, how tos, stories of family photo scanning collections and projects
What do I do with old VHS tapes?
As I work through this process, I need to ask myself about the goals of this project. Before investing time and dollars: What are the goals for converting the tapes to digital? Who is the intended audience? Where will the converted files be used? Where will the files be stored? How will the files be shared? Where will the files go in twenty years or more (legacy planning)?
Testing the MyHeritage photo ehancing feature (a video)
In this brief video, I test the new MyHeritage photo enhancing features and show you what happens in real time.
How to tackle your first big photo scanning project – my collection of 5 blogs about scanning
This is a collection of blog posts about photo scanning gleaned from my experiences from 2013 to today scanning and archiving 35K+ images.
Reader’s choice – the top 10 list for 2019
I look at my top 10 best read blog posts and reflect on what made them the best.
The uncle I didn’t know I had – finding Yim
I uncover the story of my unknown uncle Yim, through a variety of sources from original documents to the BC archives
Force 136 like you’ve never seen them – in living colour
I'm super excited to share today's post with you. Last week, I told you there would be a big surprise. HERE IT IS. Val Erde chose this photo to bring to life. Her research, talent and artistry literally brought tears to my eyes. It felt like the next best thing to actually being there behind… Continue reading Force 136 like you’ve never seen them – in living colour
11 tips for anyone starting a photo scanning project
Want to start a photo scanning project but not sure where to begin?
Behind the scenes – my scanning setup
I invite you on a virtual tour of my scanning setup, refined after 6 years and 35K images
Review: Epson FastFoto 640 High Speed Photo Scanner
Past Presence reviews the fastest photo scanner on the market, including stats and a video