I’m working with John Burrell to get some of his amazing Thomas and Forrest family photos scanned. Scanning old family photos is a tricky business because film is incredibly high resolution by nature, so you have to scan it just right to preserve even MOST of the detail that’s contained there. It takes some finesse to set up the scanner so that you have a high-resolution image that does justice to the original. We’re working together to get that to happen.
Based on the scans I’ve seen so far, the photos are definitely going to be well worth the wait. They are just great, and he has photos of many family members for whom I have no photographic record yet.
Here’s one he sent that contains all three Forrest sisters (Jean, Betty and Helen):
And another of my father as a boy. He looks to be about 14 or so. Not a side of my dad I’ve ever seen.