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Treasured Memories  - Gifts for tomorrow

Photo Restoration and Preservation.Tintype, Postcards, Carte-De-Visite, Other Card Mounted Photographs, Cabinet Cards, Revenue Stamps, Stereotype, Wet Plate Print, Daguerreotype, Calotype, Ambrotype.Welcome collectors also.

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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2012

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Bringing Life to an Old Family Photo

Started by Debbra Walker Jul 22, 2009.

Scanning basics

Started by Debbra Walker Jul 22, 2009.

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Comment by Barbara Bosy on October 11, 2009 at 6:09pm
I don't have pictures of my grandparents together. obviously they are gone now.
I was wondering are wedding pictures or negatives are destroy after a certain amount of time from the photographer who had taken it back then lets say 1913.
I am sure he is gone now but will those pictures be put a way for historical or geneology use?
Comment by Kerri Anne (Rugg) Steward on August 26, 2009 at 7:27am
I didn't mean "just" in a bad way at wall.
Comment by Debbra Walker on July 25, 2009 at 4:38pm
Not many people or organizations restore the actual original photographs anymore. Too much chance for ruining the delicate photos. As far as "just" reworking a digital copy, it is a art form to do it correctly. I have bought high end software, scanners etc. I have spent countless hours studying and practicing the art. I have studied period fashion and hairstyles. I have taken classes and joined professional organizations. Most people do not realize the time and work involved. Thank you for a chance to inform. HUgs
Comment by Kerri Anne (Rugg) Steward on July 23, 2009 at 9:17pm
Renee and Debbra, what type of restoration are you doing? Are you just fixing digital copies of photos or do you actually restore the originals?
Comment by Kerri Anne (Rugg) Steward on July 23, 2009 at 6:47pm
Joann, I have a few ideas for family craft projects. I made a couple of necklaces using homemade and store bought beads, ribbon, air dry clay and pictures of my Grandparents. I tried to attach a picture but it wouldn't work correctly. I used the air dry clay to make pendants for the necklaces them I printed pictures of my grandparents and them glued the pictures to the pendants. I also made air dry clay beads. I painted the beads and pendants to match. Other ideas: small scrapbooks, framed family pictures, framed pedigree or other genealogy chart/report, t-shirt with family name and year of reunion ironed on, canvas bag with family pictures ironed on etc. I have lots of other ideas, let me know if you care to know them.
Comment by Joann Hoff on July 22, 2009 at 11:02pm
Hello everyone! I joined this group because I want to get some ideas of ways to use family tree info that could be used as an inexpensive gift for someone. When we have our family reunions, we also have a raffle. It makes sense to me that the raffle prizes should be something family related, whether it be a copy of a picture, or a handmade craft someone has done. I found one idea on about.com (I think that's where it was) to use copies of old pics to make Christmas ornaments.

Blessings,
Joann
Comment by Sandra Johnson on July 22, 2009 at 7:24pm
So glad my mom always put names on the back of photos....it has certainly helped with pictures of my family that I took...I compare my photos to those my mom took and can get dates......My biggest problem is deciding if I should keep an old photo album. It has a straw-like substance between the covering and the hardboard on the cover. But it has unique photo pages, perhaps if I used these pages in a frame with the picture behind, that is an idea.
Comment by Debbra Walker on July 22, 2009 at 6:37pm
Well welcome Renee! Me too. Just getting this started. Will start adding things as soon as I can. **smiles**
Comment by Renee Thompson on July 22, 2009 at 10:06am
Hi everyone, glad I found this group! I'm in the process of restoring a lot of old family photos.
 

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