Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Help Restoring Historical Newspaper Photo

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Help Restoring Historical Newspaper Photo

    Hello,

    I'm the historian for my church. The only image of one of our founders is, unfortunately, from a 150-year-old newspaper (that I have not been able to get an original copy of)... So, I'm hoping you may have ideas on how to improve the quality of this photo --enough so that we might end up with one suitable for framing--. Alternatively, if we can get the image cleaned up enough to use as a model for a painting, then I may try to paint a portrait of her for the church.

    I've posted the image here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byv...ew?usp=sharing

    Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

    Warmly,
    Kristin

  • #2
    Re: Help Restoring Historical Newspaper Photo

    Kristin, Welcome to RetouchPRO
    Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
    Poke around, have fun!
    Speaking of a painting...... that would probably be your best bet
    Attached Files
    Last edited by 0lBaldy; 10-07-2017, 06:04 PM. Reason: added pic

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Help Restoring Historical Newspaper Photo

      Hi Kristin
      Some improvement can be made by removing the newspaper print speckling yet its not going to get a ton better.
      Personally having done a lot of genealogy, you would likely be better off getting a high quality digital copy.
      The location of the image is in her obituary here found with a google search:
      Death of Mrs. Sarah M. Overton is Loss to the Community”
      San Jose Mercury Herald
      08-30-1914; Volume LXXXVI,
      Issue 61, page 5.
      Most of the archives are available through request by calling the right people or through an online service e.g. Library of Congress. Here is a link that might help:
      https://www.loc.gov/item/sn82014491/
      Good luck with your project.
      John Wheeler

      Comment

      Related Topics

      Collapse

      • aldago
        Need Help Restoring Old Photo
        by aldago
        I have attached two photos: an original that I scanned into my computer and an edited version in which I simply adjusted the brightness and contrast of the original. The original is over 50 years old and was undisturbed in a box with other photos. There seems to be something clinging to the surface...
        07-05-2011, 04:38 PM
      • HEFF75
        Help! Nostalgic Photo Needs Improving
        by HEFF75
        Hello Folks, i was wondering if anyone could give me any handy tips or advise on gettting this picture improved, I'ts the best available picture i have. Thanks in advance...
        12-06-2011, 04:48 AM
      • gblount
        Help with this photo
        by gblount
        Hi all! I'm having a major bad face day with this photo. If anyone has any suggestions or assistance, I would welcome them. I've uploaded the original and the copy I'm working on and a copy of what I'm coming up with (ugh!) which looks terrible.

        Thanks,
        Greg...
        08-01-2007, 09:25 AM
      • Brucemm
        Photo that has physical damage
        by Brucemm
        Hello,
        I guess I'd like a lot of new members here, I've been drawn to the forum as I've been asked to "do what I can" to an old photo.
        My first reaction was "sorry can't help", but then....

        My biggest issue right at the start is that the photo (guess...
        11-29-2009, 12:32 AM
      • rco
        Help With Restoring Dull Photo
        by rco
        I have an image i'm trying to improve. It's very murky and i can't seem to get it to look right before i start with the cloning/healing etc. Any ideas? Here's the original and the work so far...
        04-08-2012, 10:00 AM
      Working...
      X