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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1882 - 1890's: Monsignor Hogan: The Monsignor McCorristin of the Victorian era

I think I qualify as a veteran of the art of scanning historical photos and documents. Way back in the early years of scanning I purchased a "Bearcat" scanner with the hope of being able to get a beautiful reproduction of some extremely interesting historic local history subjects. At the time, I had just moved from the old "MS Dos" computing to the new Windows 3.1. Wow, what an improvement in technology! Along came "Corel" with their graphics program along with the software that I have been using for over 30 years: Photo Shop; and incredible graphics program with a very steep learning curve. I climbed pretty high on that learning curve but still have much to learn. However, what I have learned, along with accumulating 80 plus gigabytes of digital news photos and articles, is the remarkable ability to find older posts and combine them with more recent posts and put them together in the graphic shown here. It's an exciting journey and there's never a dull moment. My only problem is that age old problem credited to the Pennsylvania Dutch: "Ve get too soon old und too late schmart!"

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