Granny's Photo

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© Linda Houghton
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This photo belongs to a former Mother In-law. She wanted to have it restored because it was very old, worn out and had some water damage.

I have to say I am not a big time photoshop person and have never attempted to restore a photo other than in a photo class once. I found it to be very time consuming and tedious work and didn't think I would ever need the skills learned.

With that being said, I offered to try for her so that it would save her $. This is what I have now -- I realize this probably isn't the most perfect and a professional restoration person probably could have done way better, but at a first attempt - I am happy with it, especially considering what I had to work with.

I have several versions, some with an acid burn edge, different shades of b/w this is just the simpler version that I think she will want.

The man in the white shirt is her father, my children's Great Grandfather - what a treat this photo will be for them as well as her. She does not know why he was the only one in the white shirt either.

23 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (13 May 2011):

    It looks great Linda!!!!!! How lucky he is in the white shirt. He is easy to spot.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 May 2011):

    Excellent work!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 May 2011):

    You did a fantastic job on this, Linda! I'm sure she will be absolutely delighted with the photo.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (13 May 2011):

    Wow, she is going to love it!! Great job!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (13 May 2011):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2011):

    so excellent!

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (13 May 2011):

    Good job Linda. Any idea why this group of men had their photo taken?

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (13 May 2011):

    What a wonderful historical photo. I don't know why most people always looked as if they were witnessing a hanging when they were photographed; but at least all these guys are looking in the same direction. I love the condition of the photo. It is clear, but it still looks very old. Great work, Linda.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (14 May 2011):

    This is an awesome restoration...very interesting image, I'm wondering where it was taken, who are all these men, what are they doing altogether, what time period is this...very intriguing!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2011):

    i love old photos like this one.the white shirt was no doubt a good idea!

  • Anjelikka Kowalski

    Anjelikka Kowalski gave props (15 May 2011):

    love the old pics

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (15 May 2011):

    fantastic !! Linda

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 May 2011):

    I love these old pictures and you did a wonderful job! ...Judy, mentioned she wondered why people always looked as if they were witnessing a hanging when they were photographed and I think it was because of the very slow shutter speeds they had to work with in the cameras of those days....After awhile they had fixed looks on their faces just waiting for the shutter to release.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 May 2011):

    wonderful! i love that back then no one was supposed to smile in a photo.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2011):

    love this tells a story :)

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2011):

    you have done an excellent job on this. It is a true family treasure as well as a photographic treasure. These old photos are rapidly disappearing from us and the history and memories go with them. Keep it up.

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia said (17 May 2011):

    You did a great job with this, Linda. I love old photos, particularly when you know who the people in the photos actually are. What a fun treasure!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (17 May 2011):

    Old family photos are a connection with the past. They are links to what passed before and the future. You did a marvelous job with this and created a treasure worth passing on to future generations. Great work, Linda!!!,

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (18 May 2011):

    This is wonderful! He must have been the boss man!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    You have done an excellent restoration job on this photo Linda. They are time consuming but when you get results like this, its well worth the effort!

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (15 Jun 2011):

    great job, love to see what you started with

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (2 Jul 2011):

    Well Linda for a first attempt you did a kick ass job !!
    I'm a huge fan of old photographs and this one is just awesome !!
    As far as I'm concerned those early photographers were the ones with the most skill.
    I've never seen a depression era photo taken by Dorothea Lange that wasn't great.

    She made the grim sadness and suffering of the depression very real to those in power at the time who had no clue as to what so many Americans were struggling with.
    I don't believe any photographer could drive that point home today useing the best digital equipment.

    You've done an incredible here.
    Could you provide some details about this photo ?
    I think most of us would find it very interesting.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    You did a Stellar job....Love these old images...ove to study the faces and postures/body language..

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