Category Archives: Photo Restoration

Photo Restoration: Big Hats!

Another family photo restoration – although I’m not certain if these folks are relations or friends of my grandparents. It looks like a special occasion – perhaps a wedding since they’re dressed to the nines – the men in white … Continue reading

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Family Photo Restoration

Slowly but surely, I’ve been scanning old family photos and restoring them. Judging from the style of the clothing, this portrait looks like it was taken in the teens. Also interesting is the woman on the left, who is wearing … Continue reading

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Leaving Parts of Atlantic City in Atlantic City

During a recent visit to Atlantic City, I stepped out upon the balcony of our hotel and was visited by a breathtaking sunset complete with stunning shafts of light piercing the clouds. It begged to be photographed. Sadly I was … Continue reading

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All Aboard!

Another restoration from my collection of old family photos. As usual, it’s an unmarked photo – and I had no idea what kind of uniform he was wearing. Initially, I thought he was a fireman in his dress uniform, but I … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

A studio portrait of my father’s five brothers who served in the Army and Navy during World War II. This is truly one of my favorite family photos, my uncles are so young and dashing in their uniforms. My Uncle Walter, the … Continue reading

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Avenue Grill Preserved

One of the things I love about South Philly are the mom and pop businesses who go the extra mile to preserve the history of what was there before them. Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting Moonshine restaurant at 1825 … Continue reading

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Man with a Long Coat

Another family photo – I don’t know who he is – yet! Interesting that he’s posed in the photo wearing a long coat with a bowler hat on the table. It reminds me of the beginning of the movie The … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady with Hat and Muff

Another restoration from my stock of old family photos. I’m not sure who she is, so I’ll post her in various Facebook groups in hopes that someone will recognize her. It’s a great portrait – a fancy hat, fur trimmed coat, and a … Continue reading

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An Ode to Summer

As Labor Day approaches, another marvelous summer comes to an end – days at the pool, backyard tomatoes, barbecues, mosquitos, and fruit pies. I found this photo in my neighborhood antique store, while sifting through the stacks. It was taken in Atlantic … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Grandmother as a Young Woman

Pardon the James Joyce reference. Another photo of the grandmother I’ve only heard vague stories about from my father, who was six when she died. I love everything about this photo – the pince-nez, her choker necklaces combined with the … Continue reading

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