Every name is handwritten in black and every date is written in red. The entire tree was drawn by hand by my great, great grandfather in pencil and then traced over in pen. The genealogy is traced by to year 694 (no, I'm not missing a one in front of that number)!
My grandmother in the Red Cross in WWII:
These two chicks are so old that my grandmother doesn't even know who they are but something is scribbled on the back. They were passed down to her from her grandmother so despite not knowing exactly who they are or how they are related to me, I keep 'em in the collection.
Because I am fortunate to have such an original and intricate family tree from my great, great grandfather, it got me thinking about other interesting ways to display a family tree.
Check out these modern ones from My Tree & Me:
This one from HookedonHouses isn't exactly a family tree but a neat idea for displaying photos and other memorabilia:
Personalized Silhouette Family Tree from LePapierStudio on Etsy
Realistic, Rustic Tree from PelicanPieces on Etsy
Custom Painting of Family Tree from Recaldej on Etsy. Wouldn't this be a cute wedding gift with those Love Birds at the bottom?