I have mentioned before that several of my ancestors were scrapbookers. Recently I find myself going back through their scrapbooks at a leisurely pace. I am amazed at the details I missed the first time. Below is an example.
Among the most prolific was my Uncle Ernest. Ernest Henry Carr (1920-1991) was the son of Winnie (Haley) and Silas Baker Carr. He joined the navy at the age of 18 and went on to serve 20+ years. I found this photograph stuck in one of his two scrapbooks.
|Ernest with NY skyline in background|
On the back of the photograph is a letter he wrote his mother.
At some point it the photograph was glued into a scrapbook and taken back out again. You can see where it stuck to the page. I am not sure by whom or when. It is still fairly easy to read. Ernest always appeared to have good penmanship. (This is a trait that did not get passed down through the generations!)