Some of these photographs are scans from negatives belonging to my father, Frank Fosnight, and scans of much older photographs and tintypes taken in Ohio in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I will try to date them as best I can, but it's a good guess that most of my dad's were taken in the sixties and seventies, when my sister and I were first married and as our children were growing up. My father was a documentarian. He had a theory about taking photos, but I won't go into it here. Suffice it to say that in every portrait he took, the person's head was in the center of the frame. In many cases, the full frame wasn't used at all and is just filled with background material. After I scanned Dad's negs I usually cropped in around the person. All of these negs were filthy, so a big part of my job was cleaning up the frame. The other part consisted of color balancing.
The older photographs and tintypes were even dirtier than my dad's negs. I found, in some reading I did about tintypes, that they are always reversed, so when I scanned the tintype of my Great-grandmother Gertrude Miller when she was a little girl, I flopped it horizontally and changed it to grayscale. At present, I'm using her original as an icon, since I haven't finished cleaning up the scan and fine-tuning it. Look for it in a week or so. My great-grandmother's name when she was a child was Gerti E. Coon.
Miscellaneous other photographs are so labeled. I've added them to show my ability in photo retouching.