Eternally in My Heart

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABC Wednesday: Norma

Norma, June 6, 1940

wonders of wonders,
a babe's studio portrait
by her great-uncle

My family was fortunate
to have an uncle
who owned a photography studio.
Consequently, this portrait of me
was shot by this same uncle,
named Barney H. Kern.
Of course, it was not shot with color film,
since it was taken in the year of my birth, 1940. 
I do not know the process how the coloring 
was done, but I know that it
was hand-colored after the film was developed.
Perhaps you noticed that his logo was also
hand written.
sharing with 
hosted this week by Joy


Ann said...

So precious. I love this type of coloring. Your family was lucky to have a photographer in the family.

Reader Wil said...

How lovely Nonnie! The colours look quite natural and very beautiful.!
Thanks for your comment and visit! Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW team

SamuraiFrog said...

I love the hand-coloring; I can't explain well, but it has a dreamy quality that I really like. Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture.

carol l mckenna said...

So cute and what a gem ~ hand colored photography is so elegant ~ Enjoy the week ~ xoxo ~ artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Roger Owen Green said...

Sepia tone, I believe. CUTE!

Lea said...

Hello Nonnie, I love the new look! And your banner is gorgeous! And... I have had a good time looking at your observations and musings about them. Thank you for sharing these with us. Having these portraits are true treasures and a tribute to your family. How sweet to see this picture of you!

Lea said...

Hope my comment made it through!

AmitAag said...

Outstanding elegance!

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Amit

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Lea, I appreciate your kind words. I do consider all the vintage photos I have as treasures. Before I add them to my many scrapbooks, I scan them so they can be widely shared with my children, grandchildren and great-granddaughters.

Lisa said...

What a treasured photo to have! Hand coloring old photos is such an art in itself. This one is fantastically done.

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Lisa, I wish I could have known my great-uncle.

Ida said...

Awww..what a cutie pie!

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Ida! I wish my eyes were still that vivid a blue.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely photo, Norma! The colouring is really very exquisite!