Then and Now
The original photograph is the only picture they had from when they got married, March 1940. The original is about 2.5 x 4.5″ and had some mildew, creases, and one large crack running nearly the length of the image.
For their 70th wedding anniversary, their family wanted it enlarged to display. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time before the event to scan and restore it.
With the reception starting in less than one hour, all I could do is take the original to an instant-print-kiosk, scan, use the machine’s editing features, and print. (Gasp and Cringe! the crack also enlarged to a huge white streak!)
I brought it home with me to “fix” it. It is now cleaned up and re-sized as an 8 x 10 – crack gone. Mildew gone. Detail returned (check out her really cool hat and purse).
And to have the honor of both restoring a wedding picture AND photographing their 70th anniversary – priceless!