This attractive studio portrait is almost intact, but the
surface is badly damaged by cracking, creasing, and water
stains. The photograph does contain quite a few different
textures even though the studio background is really quite
a sparsely furnished set piece. A variety of different techniques
were used to rebuild the picture without losing any of its period look. The surface is starting to lift away from the cardboard backing around the edges which causes some distortion to the image, but this is fixed before a close cleaning and digital surface repair is undertaken.
The restored picture now stands up well to close examination as even the smallest of imperfections have been seemlessly removed.
Time has been cruel to this lovely double portrait,
but with careful pixel level cleaning, it's brought back to life.
The Photographers’ Studio
Time takes its toll on a beautifully posed picture