|Hat tip to The Ancestry Insider blog (a must-read IMO for anyone using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org).|
The details in the above image, taken from Ancestry.com's U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, wouldn't show up in a black and white scan. How many times was this document handled and processed, by how many people? What is that yellowed stain on the left, tape? What was it originally attached to?
Can you imagine if all the scanned documents on Ancestry and FamilySearch were like this, instead of this:
|My great-grandfather Harry Slater's World War I Draft Registration Card. from U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918|
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