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I was looking for a different photo entirely when I came across these barn photos. I took them four years ago with a little point and sho0t camera when I didn't know much about taking photos. The bright afternoon sun didn't help. Let's just say the images are very grainy. Better yet, let's say they were very vintage looking. Yeah, let's go with that!
It's a wonder I didn't delete them but I'm glad I didn't. In this case the photo stands to document a piece of Americana History. Regular readers will know that the more familiar barn ad dealt with the Mail Pouch Tobacco Company that paid farmers for letting them paint ads on their barns. I tried to research what I could on the Melo-Crown company but pretty much came up empty handed in the forty-five or so minutes I surfed the net to find some information.
Assuming Blogger is being cooperative you should be able to enlarge the photo. Looking just past the barn behind this one you can see it appears the silo was being repaired or taken down. The gray outline of a building is the farmhouse. The barn is near Barlow, Ohio.This was an equally grainy image so I added some texture to this one as well and gave it an Andy Warhol pop art effect. Not art gallery worthy but I like how it came out.
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm and Ruby Tuesday 2.