In my Editing Ellenor post I showed original and restored versions of a wedding portrait for my Granny Crackett (Ellenor Turner). I have also used the same restoration board on rootschat to ask for help with a restoration of her other half. The original photos were the size of a postage stamp. My granda’s photo had a badly damaged surface and was missing part of the left arm. Once again I have been impressed by the offers of help and quality of the restorations.
I am undecided about which of two restorations I prefer so I am going to show both of them here (if I can figure out how to do that without the whole post looking very messy).
If you would like to see all of the restoration suggestions then take a look at Restoration – Wedding Portrait GC.
Something which has surprised me about this is seeing that my granda was actually quite a good-looking young man. He also appears to the far right in the banner photo at the top of my blog. To see him as a boy and as the old man I knew take a look at my 26 May post 122 years ago today.
Drop me a comment to let me know which of the restorations gives the best rendition of the original.