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Tell It Like It Was - Peeling Paint

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Old photos often hold visual clues of how life really was, and it usually wasn't perfect.  Unless you're planning to turn a picture into a formal portrait, I say leave in the laundry, the weeds, and even the peeling, flaking paint! 

The photo below shows my dad in his walker (or is it a riding lawnmower?).  I could "repaint" the house, but in 1949 the house was lived in.  When I look at this picture, after I fixed the scratches, ink marks, and creases, I think of my grandparents raising four kids in house built at the turn of the century.  A house that still faces the Upstate NY winters - except now it has vinyl siding.

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