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Old 03-01-2016, 04:43 PM
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Hello, I am trying to verify the civil war soldier. Can anyone tell me any of the writing on the back that has faded over the past 153 years. I would love to have a name or date pop out to someone who knows how to do that.

Thanks much!
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:49 PM
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Re: Help needed to validate photo

As far as I can edit it seems to be annet
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:31 PM
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Thanks, that part seems to be in ink, but there is writing all over the back that I just cannot make out. That name is unknown to our family. Thank you for trying.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:58 AM
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Re: Help needed to validate photo

I also tried but came up with the same outcome as Robert-D.
Have tried looking on The Library Of Congress website, as they have a large collection of civil war negatives and photographs.
You might get lucky and see the photo that you have, just an idea.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:37 AM
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Thank you, will try that website. Thanks for trying!
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:19 PM
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Re: Help needed to validate photo

If you use a U/V light it might capture the writing
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Thanks, I will try that!
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:15 AM
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Re: Help needed to validate photo

Its looking difficult to restore the writing in Photoshop to me!
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for trying. I do not have photoshop, only basic scanner options.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:34 PM
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Hi GrandPaw

It would really help to have a scan about 4x or more the resolution of what you have already done and also have the file saved in TIFF and then shared through a sharing site such as DropBox

As you can see from the image blown up below, it is very pixelated and there are a high number of JPEG artifacts.

That would be the first step to better recovery steps as any PS steps are severely limited by the original image that can be accessed with your post.

Just a suggestion
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