Photo Restoration Samples

Before:
This photo of the Breckwoldt family ca 1911 had been mounted on cardboard and subsequently broken; a portion of the center was missing. The print was “noisy” and had poor contrast.

After:
The two pieces were joined, cloning the center section from existing portions. Most of the “noise” has been removed, and the contrast and brightness were improved. The result is suitable for publication.

Before:
This snapshot of a little girl suffered from having been carried around in her father’s wallet for some 20 years.

After:
The repaired version has had the defects removed and the contrast improved. Some “noise” and blurring in the original also have been fixed.

Before:
This photo of a friend’s mother had been mishandled, sporting in two places what look like tiny footprints.

After:
In the finished version all defects have been repaired and the contrast improved.

Before:
This photo of a San Francisco drawing room ca 1900, mounted on cardboard, had a “ghost” on the bannister as well as numerous small defects. The print as received also had a “washed out” look.

After:
The “ghost” has been removed, the defects corrected, and the contrast and brightness improved.

Before:
A nice group picture marred by a distracting pile of magazines on the left side.

After:
After removing the magazines, suitable reflections were created in their place, with considerable work going into depicting the striated reflections as seen on the shiny surface of the table.

Before:
The client requested only that the background above the wall be removed.

After:
In addition to the insertion of some sky above the wall, the obnoxious bottle of ketchup and some other extraneous items also have been removed.

“I sent out a section of an older photo to about five photo restorationists, David being one of them. It was simply no contest. David’s result was undoubtedly the best. He was able to bring up the most detail and clean up the areas far better than any of the other candidates.”
— Kristin Delaplane

 

G. David Thayer

Heritage Photo Specialist

 

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