1800s Photo Restoration

This image had to be taken out of its frame, scanned and restored significantly. It required some minor facial reconstruction around the nose and mouth for the subject on the right, and extensive scratch, divot and dust work on the entirety of the photo.

Once the photo looked clear and the figures were complete, we color corrected the image slightly, and started adding in some contour to their faces. Facial contour and shadowing are some of the first details that start to disappear with age, and this photo is from the late 1800s making it a very old photo!

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This image had to be taken out of its frame, scanned and restored significantly. It required some minor facial reconstruction around the nose and mouth for the subject on the right, and extensive scratch, divot and dust work on the entirety of the photo.

Once the photo looked clear and the figures were complete, we color corrected the image slightly, and started adding in some contour to their faces. Facial contour and shadowing are some of the first details that start to disappear with age, and this photo is from the late 1800s making it a very old photo!

We also cleaned up the matting to display the photo here, however the client had a new matte made for the finished product. The client was very happy with the results, and has this photo hanging on their wall now.