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Great Aunt Jennie Dickinson Pullis was born in 1843. This BW image was taken early 1900s. She's elderly and still stunning. I chose to color this image for the challenge presented by the different laces and her white (formerly blond) hair. The shawl is machine made, the other lace pieces are hand sewn. I have the brooch for reference. All repair & coloring is done with Photoshop using gradient mapping, color and adjustment layers. About 23 layers altogether. View full size.