Wedding Pictures

My Grandparents’ Wedding Picture, 1938

The above image was scanned directly from the photograph itself probably a contact print from a large format negative. The resolution is unbelievable. Basically there is no film grain. None. The pencil mark is original.

Goes to show the archival quality of the black and white print, and also the the pencil.


Pencil, Stationery

This is the Chung Hwa 6181 2B.

CHUNG HWA 6181 2B Pencil

It is a very common pencil here in Singapore and i remember using them when i was below the age of ten. Then of course mechanical pencils became common, and i started using those instead.

You can find them in Popular book shops where they go for $2.85 for a double pack of a dozen (24 pencils).

What i like about them is the exterior paint work and design. The lead is good and dark, but it is soft and does not hold a point particularly well. The wood is some generic kind, with no smell but it sharpens well.

Overall a good pencil to use, without concerns for its preciousness, but yet good enough to like, and easily available so one can continue to use it.