Photo Restoration Samples by Old Town Photo in Alexandria Virginia Some restoration samples of Old Photos restored by Old Town Photo.
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This example shows a portrait developed in 1930's. The original photo at left had deep cracks and a paper grain that also distorted the image by adding small horizontal lines over the portrait.

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This 1890's photograph showed stains, cracks, and completely missing pieces. The sepia print version after restoration is shown at right.

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Traditional color prints are prone to exposure to light and over time either the colors are shifted or they completely become mono tone. Below is an example of colors restored and spots removed.

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This example shows a convex portrait from 1910's. These convex pictures require special handling and are very fragile. Once they begin deteriorating, they often will not last long. This one could be in a worse condition but we restored it to its once new appearance, then printed it on archival museum grade paper.

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This is another example of a faded photo restored. Both color and loss of detail were recovered.

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In addition to fading. this photograph suffered silverization where the darker areas show a silvery look that hide possible details. This is due to the fact that emulsion in traditional black and white photographic papers contined silver halide, silver bromide, or silver chloride. Over time the areas of higher concentration of silver compound turns into flat silvery black and the areas of lower concentration fade completely. The sooner the print is rescued the better it would be. With the techniques we applied here a range of details re appeared, and a unique image of a great grandmother in her youth came to stay with all her decendents.

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This small print showed severe cracks of various sizes. The project involved enlarging the portrait from a wallet-size to an 8"x10", so the tiny surface cracks also needed to be restored in order to achieve a clean larger print.

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This is another example of faded picture that we recovered its colors in the restoration process.

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