Monday, January 12, 2015

Preserving and Displaying Your Family Heirlooms and Photographs

The Crittenden County Genealogy Society met this past Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.  For this month's programs we did a show and tell of "How you preserve and display your family heirlooms and photographs."  It turned out to be an interesting and informative meeting.

 First to show and tell was member, Jean Owen.

Jean had taken a family hand-saw from her husband's family that lived in Caseyville, Ky. 

On the blade she attached a county farm scene from wall paper.   She painted the wooden handle blue to match her room colors.  She then hung the saw on the wall and made a display with other family items.
A family heirloom now a show piece in their home for all the family to enjoy.

 Member Rita Owen Travis, collects antique picture frames that are different and unique.  These are frames that are attached together by a swinging bar in the frame.

In this collection she has pictures of some of her great grandparents.  

At her home she has more of these frames and family photos together to make a large display.

  This is your truly with a prized family treasurer.

The one of a kind picture frame was made for me by my father, Billie Travis.

Inside the frame is a Cross-Stitch Book Marker made especially for me by my daughter, Tina Underdown Laurie.  The marker says "I Love You, Mom"  Stitched by Tina. 

The marker was suppose to be used, but it was too pretty to be pressed between the pages of a book, so it became a wonderful wall hanging.

Fay Carol Crider has preserved her mother's side of the family in a picture/scrapebook.

In it she has family pictures, newspaper articles, obituaries and other family memorabilia.

All items labeled and dated for anyone that will be interested in the future.

Member Steve Eskew shared a few of his many family photos.  He
takes old yellowed and faded photographs and enhances them on his computer.  Steve suggests typing the photo's information on address labels and attaching them to the back of the photos, as sometime the ink from pens doesn't do well on the photograph paper.

He also has picture albums on his computer web-stite where he arranges all his family photos.

Don Foster shared some family military photos and a good way to arrange them in a frame to be displayed so all can see and appreciate the family heritage.

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