Restoring an Old Image

My brother-in-law sent me an old tattered image of his great-grandfather and his family.  He asked if it were possible to restore it and so I took it to task.  It did take some time to put his great-grandmothers chin back on and patch all the missing areas where the paper had worn.  But, the result was much better than I imagined.

Bergman Family SepiaBergman Family - Back L-R - Mary Anna, Katherine, Frank; Front L-R - Magdalena, Bernard (Barney), Lawrence, Caroline (Lange), Johanna

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Categories: People, Photography, Vintage


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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5 Comments on “Restoring an Old Image”

  1. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    You are a genius! It also helps to have the right tools…..TB

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  2. July 24, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    What a fantastic photo to have and your restoration work was successful without overpowering the original image.

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  3. July 23, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    Wow, very good work on a difficult restoration. I was especially impressed with the repair on the woman’s chin.

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    • July 23, 2016 at 8:39 am #

      Thanks Robin. I used the patch tool a lot.


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