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« Reply #1950 on: June 02, 2020, 01:07:15 AM »

As a guy who spent half of his life working with Photoshop, I'd say she has most satisfactory abilities. -- Russ
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« Reply #1951 on: June 23, 2020, 11:22:49 AM »

When I first started cleaning up old photos I worked on a badly damaged photo of my grandfather when he was about 25.  I had to work pixel by pixel on some portions.  After a while I felt very strange looking so closely into the eyes of a man I never met.

I restored a lot of photos and it was fun for a while, but eventually it turned into work.

My parents lived in Arkansas before migrating to California. 

I was about 18 when my grandmother died in Arkansas.

We drove back there for the funeral.  The family had taken all the old photographs and lined them up around the living room.  I did not recognize anyone but they were fascinating to look at.  Many were on glass.

About 20 years later I happened to mention them to my Mom and asked who had them now.  She replied that those photos had been set out for people to take with them if there were any they liked.

Apparently no-one wanted them so they took them out back and burned them.

I only wish I had known I could ask for them.

There was about 100, all taken before 1900.

When I visited my grandmother as a child, I would go up in the attic and go through those old photos that she had stored in a trunk.

I love old photos and really like my daily dose of Shorpy.com.

I wish the Rattlesnake Joe photo was better as I have special cloth that I can run through my printer to print photos on.   I would love to have a Rattlesnake Joe tent on my bookshelf.
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« Reply #1952 on: June 24, 2020, 12:40:14 AM »

What a waste! If no one in the family wanted them, they could have been donated to a local historical society.
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« Reply #1953 on: June 24, 2020, 09:02:27 AM »

I have a history buff friend who is building a Civil War HO railroad based on City Point. A couple years ago, for fun I GIMPed his head onto the body of a Union general's  
B&W photo and gave it a slight purplish tone like an old 19th century photo.  

After watching a couple YouTube videos I tried colorizing that composite photo. I cleaned up some of the blemishes and also "backdated" his contemporary eyeglasses to something approximating 1860s spectacles. It was a fun project, complete with numerous false starts but it came out OK for a first effort. Have to try more of this!


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« Reply #1954 on: June 24, 2020, 01:40:19 PM »

Excellent work. -- Russ
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« Reply #1955 on: June 24, 2020, 08:02:39 PM »

Nice!

I used to do some photo retouching/restoration in the "old days", using an airbrush. That was a real pain.
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