Pinching myself!! I still can’t believe that I was able to get such detail from this photo that surely would have been tossed out as worthless by many. I had my own doubts but had to try!!
Hours of photoshop work went into this as it was my favorite of all 11 images purchased on 2 in tact 1940 album pages. As with all the restoration I do, I try to bring out details and repair damage without compromising the patina and beautiful age of the image. Below find the rest of the retored photos from these 2 album pages
I’m always amazed at the exciting things I find when I acquire photographs of chows. Especially when it involves multiple photos of the same dog with their family. I carefully removed each of these 11 images from the original album pages to scan them and found each one had writing on the back with musings about this chow puppy named Yen Sen!!!! What a find!!
The photos were dated 1930-1931 by the photo lab. Some are quite faded but I wanted to include you all in the transformation of each as I attempt restoration!!…Above you see the BEFORE versions of each and below you will find the first 5 restored the best I can while still keeping their antique charm in tact.
The fact that they dedicated these album pages to one puppy says a lot about the love the family had for this special chow puppy. I transcribed the hand writing from the backs of each photo and placed the text under each restored image. Now to work on the more faded page of images. Wish me luck!!
“Did you ever expect to see mother like this. You should see how that pup loves her. In the morning he goes up together at the bathroom then he waits till she is done washing.”
November 28, 1930- No writing on the above photo other than photo lab date
November 28, 1930″Hauffmans? love this dog so . She gives him all his good bones”
November 25, 1930 “Mother has his Sunday dinner here. Look how he is begging. When she is eating something he will stand their and beg and cry till she gives him some too.”
November 28, 1930, “Joe was fixing the iron for Ma, but the pup wanted to play with it. Yen Sen and Joe are great pals. He cries so when Joe goes to work in the morning”
BELOW ARE THE BACKS OF EACH OF THE ABOVE PHOTO . CLICK THUMBNAILS TO READ LARGER
BELOW YOU WILL FIND 5 IMAGES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ALBUM PAGE. NOT NEARLY AS EASY TO WORK ON BUT THEY ARE STILL SO CHARMING I’VE INCLUDED THEM ALL.