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Old 10-11-2008, 10:29 AM
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Re: Need writing enhanced on old post card

Nancy, I had a go at the your Flicker image. The writing definitely looks recoverable. I am not the greatest at interpreting handwriting but what I see so far looks something like Mr John Hogan. The next line address looks like in ends in the letters glen. A better scanwould probably mean the difference between a sucessful extraction or not.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:41 PM
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Re: Need writing enhanced on old post card

I can see the writing pretty well in Verywierd's attachment. From what I can gather with your help and by turning the post card at different angles to reflect the pencil markings, I think I see:
Mrs. Silas Grover
Mannington, WV

Unfortunately, this name doesn't help.. if it were John that might be more intriguing to me. Anyway, my scanner is old and only scans up to 600. The scan resolution can be set to 1200 but the output resolution is max 600. I don't really get the point of scanning at 1200 if it can only be output at 600.

For your enjoyment (or curiosity), I posted the front of the post card on flickr at:

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Old 04-20-2009, 12:31 AM
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While you have probably already figured this out, I thought I would post nonetheless.
After looking at this for a moment or two I realized just what is going on.
you can see a whole bunch of writing but it's really very faint.
in fact the reason it is so faint is because this piece of paper wasn't actually
written on, it was stuck together with some other papers that had writing on
in them and a very tiny bit of it has rubbed off from being stuck together.
I've seen this type of situation before and this appears to be the most logical explanation.
Echoing what someone else has also stated, perhaps you can locate the other papers that were stored with this picture to verify my theory.

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