Photo Restoration ~ 1880 Hand-Colored Print

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… There’s nothing like a print. This print is 134 years old, they didn’t have the technology we have today, and it’s STILL around! Amazing! It’s a hand-tinted print (no color film back then!) and it’s held up remarkably well all these years! Yes, it has some water damage, and some fading, but I was able to make a new negative by taking a digital photograph, then I restored it the best I could. I didn’t want to take all the wear out of the photo because it would look like a cartoon, not like an antique photograph. My wonderful client Marilyn is pretty darn happy with it, and that’s what matters to me!

If you have an old photo that needs some love, let us know!


Modesto Photo Restoration

Dawn Kelly Photography, specializing in restoring antique prints

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May 29, 2014

I am thrilled with the restoration and love how quickly and professionally you did it. Thank you Dawn Kelly for your amazing talents in photographic imagery !

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