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Photograph Showcase: Mary’s Family


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Costello & Young, photo taken in Spokane, Washington; back l-r:  John Costello, Mary Brown Young, Andrew Brown Young, Catherine Brown, James Young, Alexander Brown Douglas Young; front l-r:  Virginia Ann Costello, Vincent Wallace Costello, Daniel Ramon Costello, and George Vickers Young


This lovely photo is another gem from the small group of photos that Aunt Barbara sent home with my sister for me to scan.  I have had a similar photo for many years.  But it was scanned a long time ago on an all-in-one scanner and has far less detail.  This copy is so nice.

This group of loved ones are all related to my great grandmother, Mary Brown Young.  She is the wife, daughter, sister, or mother of each person in this image.

What a treasure!




10 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Mary’s Family”

    1. I use a nice flatbed scanner at my local family history center. It can scan at a really high resolution and has the ability to scan negatives, slides, photos, etc, AND it can scan to .tiff, which is my preference.

      1. I have no idea what my flat bed can do, but it is old, cumbersome, and probably not very sophisticated. The all in one can only do jpg or pdf. But then I don’t have many photos, just documents, so it doesn’t matter as much.

  1. Such a beautiful photo!!! Looks like it was taken in the 30s or thereabouts. How fortunate you are to know who everyone is and future generations will thank you for posting it with full identification 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you, Teresa! It is the mid to late 1930s. It wasn’t dated, but the children were born in the late 20s. I’m so glad that one of my great uncle’s wives told us who each of the children are – I wouldn’t have known which boy was which without her help. It’s so important to talk to our oldest family members and record what they tell us! <3

  2. Every time I read your Photograph Showcase posts I am reminded of the box of slides sitting on my desk in the office I use mainly for storage. Mom gave them to me at the beginning of the year. I scanned them a dozen years ago at low resolution (they looked good at the time). I want to scan them at a higher resolution before she offers them to one of the other four. Then I’ll have to ask her to loan me her photo albums again since [same story]. When will I ever find the time???

    1. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one with an office that has turned into a storage room. hehe. I need to work on that!

      I feel the same way! So many genealogy projects, so little time.

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