Old photos are usually treasured memories – or a piece of irreplaceable history in our family tree. Here are some examples of photos that were originally taken in the 1920’s and, at nearly 100 years old, have become a little the worse for wear. Restoring a digital copy gives us something that will now endure and be a part of our history for generations to come!
Restoring an old photo can include removing scratches, tears, creases and sometimes stains and making them appear similar to when they were first printed. There can often be edges or corners missing that need to be recreated. Often they have become discolored and we can either return them to a similar sepia tone they were originally printed in or to a black and white photo.
First, a proud serviceman in a signed photo from 1920 has been cleaned up and restored to its original state.
This portrait image had become damaged through time, but now it’s been restored the memory of a treasured great-grandmother can again be seen as she was when she was around 20 in the 1920’s.
This couple, a brother and sister, were pictured by the waterfront in 1925. However, through being kept in a wallet for years as a favorite photo, it had been damaged with creasing in the centre and also various scratch marks on it. This is all now restored to look like it did when shot.
Here, an old school photo from the 1930’s has had scratches removed and odd marks that have affected it through time.