Restoring photos from the 1940s

Most of the photos we work with from this decade are hand-coloured studio portraits. These images are typically stained, delaminated or insect damaged, but are usually in fair condition otherwise. When restoring these photos we aim to preserve the hand-coloured look and feel, and print them on matte archival paper for authentic and long lasting results.

Examples of our photo restoration work

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We recovered the severely smudged and stained lower section of this image by grafting in elements from other images, and carefully painting in new detail to match the original image.

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