Major restoration can involve multiple scenarios of damaged photos, negatives and slides. The image may be badly scratched, torn or badly creased. Sections of faces that are marked with stains or scratches, faded images with loss of detail are all challenges. Most situations can be fixed, the only exception is when entire faces are missing because this becomes a guessing game.
The sample of the young lady in the field was actually a glass plate autochrome taken in 1931 in Ireland. The customer brought this into the studio thinking the photograph had been stuck to the glass, the photo was actually part of the glass plate. The corner of the glass plate was broken off, the colour had faded and there were a lot of scratches, missing emulsion and water damage.
The restoration work was a labour of love and absorbed many hours of work to replace the sky, restore the green grass colour, fix the white spots and blemishes, and, most importantly, enhance the features of the face and top part of the body. Once the restoration was completed the image was printed on Kodak endura lightfast photographic paper, matted, mounted and framed.
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Price varies from $110 to $220