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Guessing the View

For a change this restoration was without any faces. This is a postcard from the early 1950s. On its back we have neat handwriting in blue ink and the postal stamp. At some stage the postcard must have served as a coaster, because there is a clear rim of a wet glass or mug. Not […]

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Bride & Groom 2

One more time the same couple. This photo also had been displayed in a frame for a long time. Apart from the discolouration due to exposure to direct sunlight, the glass panel of the frame must have not been smooth but had a bumpy sort of pattern, because this bumpy sort of pattern got imprinted […]

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Good as New

This restoration might just have come in the nick of time. Mold was present, the photo had water damage, and started to turn yellow altogether . I fixed the big scratch, all the water blotches, the mold, worked on colour and contrast, and voila … Pretty little girl on a special day. Taken in the […]

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On that note …

The motorbike in the restoration I have previously written about has caused quite a stir. Knowing nothing of motorbikes myself, I did some digging and I have found out that BIANCHI was founded in Italy in 1885. From 1900 till 1939 they produced cars and commercial vehicles under the name Autobianchi, but that business was […]

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Restoration

This was a restoration I did a while ago. This photo was taken in 1939 in the beautiful town of Gioia del Colle in the province of Bari, Apuglia, Italy, famous for its wine and mozzarella. The image was badly ripped and scratched and had a lot of red stains, which I’m hoping were wine […]

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