April 13, 2024


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Reader photos from long-ago days by the shore

Each week this photo feature runs a plea to readers to send us photos that show the area’s history. There are so many striking glimpses of Volusia and Flagler County’s past tucked in shoeboxes somewhere. It’s always a joy when something cool gets revealed. Many of you responded and here are a few selections that recently arrived in my email’s inbox.

Jennifer Hull Payseur writes: "These photos are of my mother and aunt, the Hull twins, daughters of the late Dr. and Mrs. John S. Hull of Ormond Beach, circa 1948. Mary and Jo are modeling Jantzen swimwear just north of the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach."

Please keep them coming. Results are best if scanned on a flatbed scanner and sent in JPEG format, but digital pictures of photos often look just fine, too. There’s even an app for that. Actually, there are several, take your pick. Smartphone apps that scan pictures usually do better than just taking a cellphone photo of a photo. I often use Google’s PhotoScan app when I don’t have access to a scanner. It’s free to download and can often take the glare off framed and glossy photos.

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