This is just incredibly beautiful! Your title intrigued me, so that I had to look closer and read the journaling. It's incredible! Your detailed description of the things that you imagine in your mind's eye when you see these photos just absolutely brought the photos to life for me, so that now I see those things myself when I look at them. I love the dark, muted grey and black tones here -- they evoke both a sense of mystery and the feel of the Great Depression. And these photos themselves are absolutely amazing -- perfect expressions and lighting, almost like Dorothea Lange! (especially the one in the top right). The blending that you've done on it just absolutely highlights it and brings out the contrast. I really love the detail work here, too, especially the way the corners of the smaller photo are lifted up with the realistic shadowing underneath. Phenomenal! I'm nominating this for Baker's Best this week: http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?19105-Baker-s-Best-8-26-9-1&p=223719#post223719 Great work!
Wow, now this is what scrapping is all about right here!! LOVE these older photos and the way you treated the one and blended it into the BG paper. Such a wonderful gift she got from her cousin, these are absolutely priceless! I hope that some day you do figure out who these children are, but a wonderful keepsake regardless. Congrats on BB, it's is truly deserved, I love it so much!