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DELPHOS OHIO HISTORY: These historic turn-of-the-century photos are a few of the 500 scans and digital restorations I did for a 45–minute family genealogy documentary movie on DVD to showcase professional graphic design for DVD movie projects.

As the "family historian" on this large DVD video project of Delphos first families, I put a lot of time and effort into producing this "family heirloom". Organizations that may be interested in receiving this digital multimedia archive include the Delphos historical society, Museum of Postal History of Delphos historians, Ohio museums, Miami and Erie Canal research of families who came into Allen County, Van Wert County on the canal boats of the 1800s. These include famous mid-west pioneer family surnames like: Cochran, Buettner, Wistner, Brand, Peltier, Sunderland, Washhurn, Patton. And local areas like Defiance Trail and State Road, Scott's Crossing

NOTE: Charlotte V. Cochran is my grandmother's younger sister. She left the farm (shortly after high school) to study opera singing at The Juilliard School in New York City in early 1900s.

It must have been something for my relation and their northwestern Ohio small rural farming community to see this beautiful young girl come back on the farm to visit with her fancy shoes and big-city sophistication — her 1920s New York City glamor portfolio — the retouching you see in her headshot above was done in the darkroom by a master portrait artist when it was printed in New York City in the 1920s.

Her first husband, Generoso Q. Pisano, pictured above at the age of 24 dressed in his WW1 Italian military uniform, was a expert marksman of uncanny skill — they developed a traveling show...

This large stock photo image bank of professional digitally restored late 1800s early 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s vintage photographs sepia black white pictures of rural family farm life in Ohio Indiana border towns. The family Defiance Farm land is now owned by Thompson Seed Farm, Inc.

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Major photo restoration, historical significance, elder interview video production to DVD movie, genealogy family history project with detailed captions, surnames Ohio Cochran, Buettner, Ballard, Sunderland, Russell, Washburn, Brand, Lima, Elida, Delphos, Van Wert, Indiana, Scott's Crossing, Defiance Trail.

"A Family Album..." movie documentary produced by Gary G. Ballard, San Diego, hundreds of vintage historical photographs from 1860s through 1900s, digitally restored and edited into a one-hour 2003 video interview, narrated by Mary J. Ballard, storyteller, anecdotes of life growing up on the farm 1900s through 1940s, and her adult life up to 2003, when she gave this interview.

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