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Winners of ...

The Challenge 

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Year After Year  

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Digitally Restored Art

Frequently we are asked the question, do you restore the original?  Sorry to say no, we don't.  The next question is do you know who does? Yes, conservators and preservationist. That's pretty much all we know about that. These professionals are usually artist with chemistry background and college degree's on art.  They know chemical compositions of paper, ink and paint of historical artifacts to patch up a photograph. To be compensated for knowledge you will pay dearly.  To restore the originals of these types of paintings will cost a fortune. Ask yourself why, unless it is a historical personality, it is just not worth it.  For the purpose of passing it on to the next generation, most people are satisfied to scan the original and have it restored then downsized to accommodate scrapbooks or standard picture frames.  Making copies of large paintings can be costly so by reducing them you can make many copies for a lot less. 

Contents Samples:

Reduce Large Paintings

Pencil Drawings

Black and White is Often Better

Convex Photographs - having a surface that is curved or rounded outward.

 
REPRODUCTION IS PROHIBITED, EITHER BY REPRINT OR ELECTRONIC MEANS.  PHOTOS CANNOT BE USED FOR MARKETING, ADVERTISING, PERSONAL PROMOTION OR ON THE INTERNET.
The worst of 2011.

 

 

Taken in 1894.  

Submitted by Diannae of Carlsbad. 

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Submitted by Bernadette of Bullhead City AZ, Crayon Portraits

Crayon Portraits/Charcoal or Pastel 1860 - 1905/1930

 

A very faint photographic image that needed the skills of an artist to enhance it by crayon, charcoal or pencil. Their characteristics are that they are usually life-size, done on matte paper approximately 16x20's with a vignette or sometimes domed oval format and gives the impression of a drawing or painting.  Their popularity spanned the 1860 through about 1905, and in some isolated areas until the Great Depression  (1930s). See the History of Photography Methods.

 

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Most paintings are large and our clients want to reduce them to display modestly or include them in a scrapbook and share with relatives.

 

Circa 1900. Special effect, removed grandmas' shoulder and enhance.

 

 

Convex Photographs (photographs or paintings that are not flat but curved or bowed

One frequently asked question is, "can you scan convex photos?" Yes we can and here's the proof but the results will be flat.  

In this original portrait the face is not visible.  Even though this person was young in the original we were able to use his features from the small photo of him, when he was older. at the bottom left corner.

Convex Photographs

 

 

Reduce or standardize large paintings to include in your scrapbooks

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Convex types of photograph were mounted on stiff convex board, painted and framed with the convex glass. A common size is 16x20, circa 1900.  If for whatever reason they are removed from their original convex frames, they will usually break in half under their own weight.  The board becomes dry and snaps like a wafer.  So if you have one out of the frame you should find a frame for it as soon as possible. 
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This was a pencil drawing on soft paper that was scuffed up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Often black and white is better.

 
 

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