For such clean originals and historically important pictures, I generally make very
high resolution scans. I set the target image at 34 inches by 300 DPI and save it in TIF format which makes for very large file - 218 MBs. My reasoning is someday, someone
might want to make a large blowup print of it and with this super high resolution and a professional printer, it will look as good - probably better than the original.
One thing I will do someday is to isolate Jessie and Agnes' faces and lower the brightness and add a little more contrast so they won't be overexposed.
Besides old historical pictures, I always like to find pictures from my era. Here is a 1975 classmate of mine and his younger brother - grade school pictures.
This is why I prefer to go through family collections...they might assume I'm not interested in newer pictures or some other item of history...I prefer to make those decisions.
Kyle Wiese, a MHS 1978 graduate
I ran across this picture of one of the Farrell families.
Farrell is a name that has disappeared from Manning. I do have some Farrell pictures and information but no Farrell family member has come forward to share pictures and information with me.
Warren Farrell served overseas during WWII. I have no pictures of him and only limited information.
Ed, who is pictured below, possibly served in the Spanish American War. Gerhardt Voge remembers Ed saying he was a prisoner of war and was dragged behind a horse as torture.
Now I have no other references to Ed's service and would like to find out one way or the other.
If any Farrell or Farrell relative has old family pictures and history - please e-mail me so I can get your items to scan and add more history about this family name in the Manning Historical Preservation Database.
While these are rare to find, I have scanned several other Manning & Hayes Township ribbons from other collections but this one is in very good shape.
While I'm sure somewhere throughout history some members of these Vereins accidentally got hurt by gun discharge, but I've never found one case where someone died from gunshots or where some nut started shooting up the club.
Kinderfest, for decades, had a rifle/target contest for the boys and there was a plain old gun club in Manning for many years. Knowing these facts of history convinces me we need to bring back these gun clubs, so kids and even adults today can learn gun safety and proper use and maintenance, and respect for these weapons.