This is one of my absolute favorite photos of my great-grandfather. It was captured by a street photographer in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1940.
I love it so much!
In fact, it is the very first photo I uploaded on Grandpa Duval’s profile in my Ancestry tree, many years ago.
But once again… I found a negative of this photo and scanned it. I feel like I just struck gold!
(gold reference as a hat tip to great-grandpa and his parents who mined gold…)
Here is the version I used to have:
And here they are side by side:
I feel like I’m bragging or something, but seriously, I’m just soooooooo delighted by every single negative I scan. Amazing!!
Happy Thursday, I hope you find yourself an awesome negative very, very soon! xoxo
ps – I was so delighted when the anesthesiologist offered to knock me out for my cataract surgery and I totally took him up on it! My eye is healing up nicely and the best news of all – the spot they removed and biopsied (that I hadn’t mentioned before…) turned out to be completely harmless despite its aggressive persistence over the past 7 years. Phew! Once I finish healing up, it will be time to decide if/when to do the other eye. I am currently a one-contact woman. It’s a little bit weird, but awesome, to be able to see out of one eye without any type of exterior assistance. And bonus, while I’m still healing, I have a touch of a shimmer in the upper right corner of my vision. It feels like I have an angel following me everyone I go. Haha!