Again, I have a back story for this challenge. Deep in the archives in our basement (that's a nice way to describe the chaos of stuff stored down there!) there is a photo album in progress that I started with old pictures of my family. Amng them is this photo of my maternal grandfather, PopPop (AKA WIlliam Edward Johnes) in his color sergeant uniform from the Spanish American War. At the time of this photo, he was approximately 22 years old:
I had my husband copy the photo and print it onto photo paper and I tinted as per the instructions in Compendium of Curiosities 3, after researching Spanish American War uniforms to find the correct color (I settled on blending the closest distress inks I could find to "Cavalry Yellow" for the trim and opted to not try to put Army Blue over the dark jacket.).
I mounted the tinted photo on a fussy cut abstract flag, backed both with some navy cardstock, added some industrial numbers to indicate the date and a charm to represent what he meant to me, and then mounted the full assemblage to a lighter blue tag: