While I know quite a lot about my paternal family, I know very little of my maternal family. My mother travelled far from her hometown Trondheim, coming to our area to train as a seamstress. And she never left, since she met my father and got married. Trondheim is only about 8 hours away today, it was a much longer journey before modern roads and modern cars! I know that my mother grew up in the inner city of Trondheim. I also know that her grandfather Aldolf Margido was a chaufeur, from the 1910 census. Being a chafeur at the time was a very respectable job, since cars were very scarce. He was making a decent living for himself and his family. I do not know much about him or his wife Peggy Eugenie, but I know they married around 1916, and had 7 children.
I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).
The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.
Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and add the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:
Find your high quality copy of the file in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
I have also added a family tree to my project, the tree I have used is neither vintage nor free, but if you want to buy it you can find it HERE:
I have marked the people we have covered so far with hearts, including todays main persons Peggy and Adolf.
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I have used elements from the following sources for these design: