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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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Positive I.D.

I’m always posting old family photos with the line “I have no idea who these people are”. People – write down names on the backs of your photos!  Fortunately, I’ve had amazing luck posting my photos to various Facebook groups, … Continue reading

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Arthur Vertefeuille

Among the family photos I’ve restored is this studio portrait of my great aunt’s husband’s nephew.  Photographs taken during this era were staged with painted backdrops, and props like books, courting benches, and tapestry covered tables. Original scan behind the cut. 

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Among the family photos I recently inherited – this tintype is the oldest – and in horrible shape. According to Wikipedia: A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with … Continue reading

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Joseph LaJeunesse

The good news is there was writing on the back of this photo – Mr. Joseph LaJeunesse, 79 Grover Street, wake tonight. I guess “wake tonight” isn’t such good news, but at least there’s a name. I believe this may be … Continue reading

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