Monday, April 30, 2018

A Photo From the Vintage Key Chain Photo Viewer - Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro


In a previous post, I shared the exciting news that there were three key chain photo viewers included in the pretty vintage box I found at my mom's house.

Today, I'm sharing the photo from one of the photo viewers with you. I tried to take a photo of the picture inside the photo viewer using my cell phone and it worked!

I held the photo viewer up to the light and then put my cell phone camera lens next to the viewer as if I were holding it up to my eye. I then took photos of what my cell phone saw.

Here's one of the photos my cell phone took:


This doesn't look exactly like what I saw when I held the viewer up to my eye though. Here's a cropped version to get just a single image instead of the kaleidoscope effect in the cell phone photo.



I discovered that the white end of the viewer can be removed and the picture can be removed as well. These pictures actually look like slides.


I was able to scan two of the slides using my flat bed scanner. The third slide didn't come out easily like the other two, and I don't want to harm it, so I need to figure out a way to remove it without damaging it.

Here's the same image above after I scanned it with my flat bed scanner. I also cleaned the scanned image up a bit using Photoshop.



This looks to me like Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro. Unfortunately, I don't know when or where this picture was taken. It could be in Brazil. She immigrated to Brazil from Mexico. My mom told me she loved dogs.

I'll share the second photo viewer picture with you in an upcoming post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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Monday, April 23, 2018

More From The Vintage Box - Vintage Photo Viewer Keychains


It's time to share more finds from the pretty vintage box.

In a previous post, I shared one of the photos I found inside this box. It was a photo of Theodore Reinacher, husband of my maternal great-aunt, Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro.

Today I'm sharing three curious items I found inside the box.

Photo Viewer Keychains
Approximately 1-6/8 inch long


Have you ever seen these types of items before? I didn't know what they were. But after looking at them and doing some research online I found out they are vintage photo viewer keychains. How fun is that!? They are small and measure about 1-6/8 inch long and about one inch at the widest area.

While holding them up to the light, and looking through the small end of the viewer, I saw pictures of Crecenciana.

There is a different picture of Crecenciana inside each one of them. I will be sharing these photos in upcoming posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

National Siblings Day 2018

It's National Siblings Day!

I found this photo of me with my brothers while I was scanning my parents' wedding album. Today's the perfect day to share this photo here on my blog.


Happy National Siblings Day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

My 6th Blogiversary



Wow! It's already been six years since I began this blog. Where has the time gone?

VERY BUSY TIMES

Unfortunately, I haven't published many posts since my 5th blogiversary last year. It's been very busy around here lately. We've been settling into our new home, and it's still not all done. But, we're making progress. Here's a photo from when we moved in.


And here's a photo of what that same area looks like today. Hurray for progress!


In the second half of 2017 we celebrated the births of three grandchildren. Yay! And, in early November, our oldest son and his beautiful bride were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the LDS Oakland California Temple. Later in November, we held a wedding open house for them at our home. We also helped some of our kids with moves earlier in the year.

We also are helping my elderly mother and making sure she is well taken care of where she lives. The concern and responsibilities regarding my mother's care and health have continued into this year.

We've had a mixture of happy, exciting, and fun times, along with stressful, worrisome, and sad times since my last blogiversary.

THANK YOU

Thank you to my wonderful readers for taking the time to read my posts and for leaving comments over the years. I appreciate your support very much!

BLOGGING YEAR IN REVIEW

Here are some highlighted posts from the last year (since my last blogiversary)

Debs and Willis Webster's Vintage Matchbook Collection - May 22, 2017

Family History Blogging Can Help Others Find Their Ancestors - June 19, 2017

An Exciting Discovery! Could This Felicito Villatoro Be My 2nd Great-Granduncle? - February 16, 2018

An Exciting Discovery - What's in the Box? - March 7, 2018

A Photo From The Vintage Box - Theodore Reinacher in Uniform - March 26, 2018

Hopefully I'll be able to get back to blogging on a more regular basis in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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