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My Parents in early 40's by Marjorie Wallace

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My parents were married in the early 40’s. Shortly after their wedding, they drove across country to live in Maryland and my Dad was a part of the security for the White House. My mother worked for the census bureau. Late in 1942 they returned to Seattle to be with family and to build our home and start our family. This is a treasured photo that I have of them and it graces my wall in an oval frame. For this image, I corrected the color to make it more intense This photo was taken in B/W and color tinted by hand.

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Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyover 5 years ago

    How beautiful, Marjorie!!! Is this a hand colored photo? What a treasure indeed!

  • Yes, it is hand tinted and I actually adjusted the color in PS to brighten it up. I have also posted an identical image, but it is not as bright. More pastel. Not sure which one I like the best.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 5 years ago

    Very nice picture sure looks like back in the day, great looking couple:-)

  • Thank you, Linda. Can you believe how tiny her waist is? She was 5’8" or 9" and so graceful.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    What a lovely portrait of them Marjorie.

  • Thankyou, Mariana. It is so treasured and hangs above my desk in my office.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    Lovely vintage memory…

  • Thank you, Susan. I am thankful to have it.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    This is wonderful Marjie, they look lovely people, such a precious picture, xx

  • Thank you, Ann. I love this old hand tinted photo of them. It hangs over my desk in it’s oval frame and curved and raised glass.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Carol Clifford
    Carol Cliffordover 5 years ago

    Marjie, this is a true gem! What a fabulous treasure to have in your life everyday. They look so nice. Hugs, Carol

  • Thank you very much, Carol. I am fortunate to have this treasure. So few photos from our childhood. Not like today when we take thousands of photos a year with our high tech cameras.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • jujubean
    jujubeanover 5 years ago

    A lovely couple. This photo looks great. and I love to see the dress and hairstyles of different eras. Theres a thought,you should put it in the group,Hairstyles!

  • Oh, thankyou. I had not thought of that.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Starz
    Starzover 5 years ago

    i like this one the best, the colours are rich while still maintaining the vintage qualities (the previous foto appears faded) i love her dress !!
    your parents are so handsome, this is a precious foto of them.

  • Oh thank you, Karon. I enriched the colors in photoshop. I love this old photo of them and I am the only one in the family who has one like this. I do not know what has happeded to the rest of them. Working on a project with this as the basis.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    I like this version but both are beautiful. It must have been a very special time in their lives. The memories will live on through this photgraph. Lovely work. xoxo

  • Thank you Lori. It was a special time for them and they had many dreams for their life.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    wonderful work on this (and yes i preferred it somehow too..)

  • Thank you so much. I am so glad i posted their image to share with others. I appreciate your comments.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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